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Culturally sensitive care for elderly immigrants through ethnic community health workers: design and development of a community based intervention programme in the Netherlands

  • Ilona Verhagen1Email author,
  • Wynand JG Ros1,
  • Bas Steunenberg1 and
  • Niek J de Wit1
BMC Public Health201313:227

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-227

Received: 7 January 2013

Accepted: 7 March 2013

Published: 15 March 2013

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7 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
15 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-227

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Authors’ Affiliations

Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht