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Health status of Gypsies and Travellers in England
Author(s): Parry G, Van Cleemput P, Peters J, Walters S, Thomas K, Cooper C
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To provide the first valid and reliable estimate of the health status of Gypsies and Travellers in England by using standardised instruments to compare their health with that of a UK resident non-Traveller sample, drawn from different socioeconomic and ethnic groups, matched for age and sex.

Health status of Roma women in Spain
Author(s): Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Ana López de Andrés, Valentin Hernández Barrera, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
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The objective of the present study is to describe the health status of Roma women in Spain. Population-based health data have become available for this group, and we can now identify differences with non-Roma women.

Health status of the roma population in Hungary
Author(s): Kósa K, Lénárt B, Ádány R
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The status and problems of the roma (gipsy) population have been in the forefront in Hungary and have called for numerous benevolent interventions. Successful planning and implementation of programs aimed at the improvement of their health status must be based on solid facts regarding their problems and the causes behind.

Housed Gypsies and Travellers in the UK: work, exclusion and adaptation
Author(s): Smith D, Greenfields M
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Abstract: Gypsies and Travellers1 are one of the most excluded black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in the UK across numerous domains. Despite the increased policy focus on levels of unemployment and economic inactivity among BME groups in recent years, little attention has been paid to the economic position of Gypsies and Travellers, not least because there is a lack of systematic data on the employment status and working patterns of these communities. 

Policies to improve the health and well-being of Roma people: the European experience.
Author(s): Fésüs G, Östlin P, McKee M, Ádány R
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The Roma constitute the largest ethnic minority in the European Region. The many policy initiatives designed over the past two decades to tackle their adverse social conditions in Central and South Eastern Europe, where the Roma population is concentrated, have had limited success. This paper reviews what is being done to improve the health and social situation of Roma communities in the Region and identifies factors that may limit the effectiveness of these policy initiatives. Strong political commitment, measures to overcome prejudices against Roma, inter-sectoral policy coordination, adequate budgets, evidence-based policies, and Roma involvement can be identified as key preconditions for improved healthoutcomes and well-being. However, developing a sound evidence-based approach to Roma inclusion requires removing obstacles to the collection of reliable data and improving analytical and evaluation capacity. Health policies seeking to reduce health inequalities for Roma people need to be aligned with education, economic, labour market, housing, environmental and territorial development policies and form part of comprehensive policy frameworks allowing for effective integration.

Predictors of health-endangering behaviour among Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia by gender
Author(s): J P van Dijk, O Orosova, P Kolarčik, S A Reijneveld, A Madarosa-Geckova
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Roma people are commonly described as having an unhealthy lifestyle—for example, an unhealthy diet, intensive smoking, frequent alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity. However, data about such health-endangering behaviours among Roma adolescents are scarce and of poor quality. The aim of our study is to assess the occurrence of health-endangering behaviours among Slovak Roma adolescents in comparison to non-Roma adolescents, and to assess the impact of parental education and social desirability on the differences found.

Rapid health impact appraisal of eviction versus a housing project in a colony-dwelling Roma community
Author(s): Ágnes Molnár, Karolina Kósa, Martin McKee, Róza Ádány
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During implementation of a community development project involving a severely disadvantaged Roma community, the community was threatened with eviction. Two scenarios, eviction with placement on the waiting list for social housing versus a replacement housing development, were identified and specified. A health impact assessment (HIA) was carried out to inform subsequent negotiations.

Research on Roma health and access to healthcare: state of the art and future challenges
Author(s): Maria Eva Földes, Alina Covaci
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Health inequalities experienced by Roma people living in Europe presents a persisting challenge for health research and practice. Available literature on Roma and health agrees that: (1) Roma people suffer from poorer health and unhealthier living conditions compared to majority populations, (2) better data are needed to explain the Roma health gap and design better interventions to reduce this gap and (3) the poor health of Roma is closely linked to the social determinants of health.