Preventive Care and Management of Chronic Diseases in Immigrant Adults

Colleen Payton, Sarah Kimball, Nicole Chow Ahrenholz, Mark L. Wieland

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Immigrants may have variable access to chronic disease screening and treatment in their countries of origin and host country, often limited by their immigration status. Immigrants face barriers to chronic disease management and preventive care, including health insurance access, linguistic challenges, lack of culturally sensitive care, limited records, and acculturation. Health care providers should prioritize chronic disease screening and follow up regularly to encourage preventive care and self-management of chronic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes
  • Immigrants
  • Immunizations
  • Preventive care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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