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This manual is a result of the Community Outreach Demonstration Project, which was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. The major goal of the project is the identification of ethnic minority patients with hemophilia in order to provide this often difficult-to-reach population with relevant education and comprehensive hemophilia treatment. The principles found in the manual can be effectively utilized by a variety of community groups engaged in a broad range of educational, medical, and social service outreach efforts. The manual is designed to help health workers increase their understanding of the cultural aspects of health and illness so that they can work effectively with individual clients and with families from culturally diverse communities. An increased awareness of the importance culture plays in shaping our attitudes, values, and practices will lead to more culturally appropriate community outreach and culturally sensitive health care.

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Association for Children's Health, Bethesda, MD 20814.