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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Biomedical Research; *Community-Institutional Relations; Diabetes Mellitus; *Ethics Committees, Research; *Exercise; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Human Experimentation; Humans; Program Evaluation; *Quality Assurance, Health Care; United States


Community Health | Other Medical Specialties | Preventive Medicine


The article discusses the author's experience of establishing a program involving the purchase of institutional memberships to a local Young Women's Christian Association for the low-income patients and staff of a health center in the U.S. The program faced many problems, including the need for more Spanish-speaking interpreters. Approval by the Institutional Review Board was also required for the program.


Hastings Cent Rep. 2007 Jan-Feb;37(1):26-30.

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The Hastings Center report

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