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Primary care for the Roma in Europe: Position paper of the European forum for primary care

Author(s): Pim de Graaf, Danica Rotar Pavlič, Erika Zelko, Marga Vintges, Sara Willems, Lise Hanssens
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Roma populations’ low health status and limited access to health services, including primary care, has been documented in many European countries, and warrants specific health policies and practices. A variety of experiences shows how primary care can adjust its practices to reduce the barriers to primary care for Roma populations.

At local level, establishing collaboration with Roma organisations helps primary care to improve mutual relations and quality of care. Mediation has proved to be an effective tool. Skills training of primary care practitioners may enhance their individual competences. Research and international sharing of experiences are further tools to improve primary care for the Roma people.

Published year: 2016