The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) Community Health and Research Center participates nationally and internationally in collaborative research programs and forums to gather and disseminate health information for Metro Detroit’s Arab and Chaldean communities. Center staff develops this research, along with activities and events in collaboration with local partners, to improve health care programming for minority populations nationwide, and to raise public awareness about health issues and disparities in the community.
The Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities collects and publishes health data that is pertinent to Arab Americans. ACCESS employees have co-authored more than 100 publications in the fields of behavior and epidemiological research, including the ethnicity and disease special supplements on Arab American health in “Introduction: Proceedings of the 4th Biennial National Conference on Health Issues in the Arab-American Community”(Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 1501, Supplement 3, February 2005, S1-VII).
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