Focus Group for Healthcare Needs Assessment

ParamCARE foundation in association with UMDNJ –RWJMS conducted focus groups in Middlesex and Somerset counties of New Jersey to understand the experiences in getting healthcare among the Gujarati and Hindi speaking population of the community. The focus group in Hindi was conducted at ParamCARE facility located in 200 Middlesex Essex Turnpike in Iselin, NJ on 25th July 2012 and the Gujarati focus group was conducted in Chutney Mary Restaurant in Monmouth Junction, NJ on 26th July 2012. There was equal representation of both men and women of all age groups with the seniors showing increased interest in being a part of the event. The participants were very enthusiastic in expressing their views during discussion on various healthcare topics and also came up with lots of interesting ideas and suggestions for improving healthcare delivery and facilities.

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