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Infant Ment Health J. 2019 Sep;40(5):659-672. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21804. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Look to Norway: Serving new families and infants in a multiethnic population.

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Department of Health Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway and City of Oslo, Agency for Health.
Section for Leadership, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Department for Health and Social Services, City of Oslo, Norway.
Picard Center, College of Nursing, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.


in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Despite recognition that immigrant women face significant health challenges, addressing the healthcare needs of immigrants is a source of debate in the United States. Lack of adequate healthcare for immigrants is recognized as a social justice issue, and other countries have incorporated immigrants into their healthcare services. Oslo, the fastest growing capital in Europe, is rapidly shifting to a heterogeneous society prompting organizational action and change. The New Families Program serves first-time mothers and their infants in an Oslo district serving 53% minorities from 142 countries. Anchored in salutogenic theory, the program aims to support the parent-child relationship, children's development and social adaptation, and to prevent stress-related outcomes. Formative research has informed the successful program development and implementation within the existing maternal and child healthcare service. Implications for addressing maternal and child health needs of an immigrant population are presented.


Hausbesuche; MCH service; MCH-Service; MCH服務; Pflegekräfte; Salutogenese; Servie MCH; enfermeras de salud pública; home visits; infant mental health; infirmières de santé publique; psychische Gesundheit von Säuglingen; public health nurses; salud mental infantil; salutogenesis; salutogénesis; salutogénèse; santé mentale du nourrisson; servicio MCH; visitas a casa; visites à domicile; خدمة صحة الأم والطفل، الزيارات المنزلية، ممرضات الصحة العامة، التكوين الصحي، الصحة النفسية للرضع; 乳幼児精神保健; 保健師; 健康生成論; 公共衛生護士; 嬰兒心理健康; 家庭訪問; 家訪; 母子保健サービス; 致敬理論

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