Home Search this Site The Commission: About Us Accomplishments Board of Directors Meetings e-Newsletters Position Statements Press Releases Current Issues UCC Award Winners Wish List Join/Support Us Contact Information Uptown Information: Affordable Condos Block Clubs Census CURL Study
Housing and Land Use
Peregrine Falcons Resource Links TIF Districts ULI Report
Entertainment District
Archived News Articles

UPTOWN CHICAGO COMMISSION

Uptown in the News  

August 17, 2003
Chicago Tribune
Study finds barriers to Asian kids' shots
Language, costs among concerns
By Angelique Soenarie, Tribune staff reporter


Although a national survey says Asian-American children rank highest in getting immunizations for childhood diseases, a local study says language and cultural barriers may result in problems for Chicago-area children in the future.

A nine-month study by the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois on six Asian communities in Chicago identified barriers that prevent children from getting immunization: language problems, cost, a lack of explanation on health information, difficulty in scheduling appointments and choice of quality providers.

The communities included were Chinese, Laotian, Cambodian, Korean, Vietnamese and South Asian.


To view the entire article for a fee, please visit the Chicago Tribune website at www.chicagotribune.com.

return to news index

top of page

Copyright 1955– Uptown Chicago Commission. All rights reserved.