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For decades, emergency departments (EDs) have struggled with overuse. Children who receive their primary care at a community health clinic or who are Medicaid-insured are twice as likely as private practice patients to seek care in the ED. Additionally, many New American families do not have a comprehensive understanding of the US healthcare system. A pamphlet was created as a health literacy intervention for parents to better understand when to call 911, visit the ED, or go to a primary care provider. The pamphlet is being translated into 8 languages commonly spoken by New American families in Chittenden County, VT.
Community Health Centers of Burlington
emergency department, Vermont, community health center, New American, pediatrics
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Thornburgh, Trina, "When to Bring Your Child to the Emergency Room: a pamphlet for parents" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 468.