Outreach programmes for health improvement of Traveller Communities: a synthesis of evidence

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-168
JournalPublic Health Research
Volume2
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
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The term ‘Traveller Communities’ refers to a complex population group encompassing Romani Gypsies, Irish Travellers, Welsh Travellers, Scottish Travellers, Roma, New Travellers, Travelling Showpeople, Circus People and Boat Dwellers. A lack of reliable demographic data combined with nomadic lifestyles leads to potential invisibility in health service planning and results in unmet needs.Outreach has been utilised as a key strategy to engage Traveller Communities in health improvement interventions.

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