Cross-cultural issues in prevention, health promotion, and risk reduction in adolescence

Adolesc Med. 1999 Feb;10(1):57-69, vi.


The important roles that culture, race, and poverty play in contributing to health beliefs and health behaviors are reviewed in this chapter. It also outlines strategies for working with young people, their parents, and their communities in order to deliver "culturally effective" health care services, with an emphasis on prevention, health promotion, and risk reduction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Attitude to Health
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Culture
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Minority Groups
  • Poverty
  • Preventive Medicine*
  • Risk-Taking*