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Environmental survey of segregated habitats of Roma in Hungary: a way to be empowering and reliable in minority research
Author(s): Kósa K, Daragó L, Ádány R
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Background: Roma people, the largest minority in Europe live in segregated communites in several countries. The size of the Roma population is based on estimations deriving from various sources, whereas only narrative accounts of their living conditions have been available.

Evaluation of the action plan for Roma people in health area
Author(s): Rodin U
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By virtue of the national program for Romanies and participation in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015, Croatia has chosen its strategic standpoint toward programs of social inclusion of Romanies in four priority areas: housing, education, employment and health.

Factors influencing uptake of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization in site-dwelling Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (G&T) communities: a qualitativ
Author(s): P. Newton, D. M. Smith
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Background

Increasing immunization in the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (G&T) community is a key priority for improving health outcomes in this community. This study aimed to explore G&T parents: (1) beliefs about childhood immunization; (2) beliefs about the risks of immunization and non-immunization; (3) perceived obstacles to, and facilitators of, immunization and (4) views on increasing immunization levels.

Keywords: immunization , measles , mumps , rubella
Falling by the wayside
Author(s): Greenfields M
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Gypsies and Travellers are at increased risk of a range of health problems, and historically have had a difficult relationship with healthcare services. Finally, though, new initiatives are in place to help this marginalised community. 
Dr Margaret Greenfields  reports 

 

Gendered health policies and a women's movement: the Gypsy case
Author(s): Acton T, Caffrey S, Dunn S, Vinson P
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Health concepts depend on socially constructed hygiene practices. Many accounts of “traditional” Gypsy hygiene make gender differentiation primary, implying that traditional health practices reinforce patriarchy and emphasizing the special needs of Gypsy women.

Keywords: gender , health , hygiene , Travellers
Health Behavior Survey and Health Promotion Clubs for Elderly Roma People and Screening for Oral Cancer - Model Program
Author(s): Csepe P, Forrai J, Lokkos A, Solymosi B J
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The aim of this study was to determine risk factors in the elderly Roma population. The project also aimed to improve risky behavior with information and orientation moreover promote the needs for services. We also intended to establish health promotion clubs with the help of local Roma leaders, social workers and public health officers. We used the data and experinces in a project aimed at screening for oral cancer.

Health behaviors, nutritional status, and anthropometric parameters of Roma and non-Roma mothers and their infants in the Czech Republic.
Author(s): Rambousková J, Dlouhý P, Krízová E, Procházka B, Hrncírová D, Andel M
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Objective: To compare maternal health behaviors, maternal nutritional status, and infant size at birth of Romas and non-Romas in the Czech Republic.

Health impact assessment and evaluation of a Roma housing project in Hungary.
Author(s): Molnár A, Ádány R, Ádám B, Gulis G, Kósa K
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An outstanding feature of marginalized Roma communities is their severely substandard living conditions, which contribute to their worse health status compared to the majority. However, health consequences of international and local-level housing initiatives in most cases fail to be assessed prospectively or evaluated after implementation.