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Session: Improving Latino Access to Care
4236.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Improving Latino Access to Care
Hispanics represent an estimated 13% of the US population (US Census Bureau, 2002), during the next three decades this population is expected to greatly increase and will impact many key areas of our society. Access to health care is currently an issue that is amplified by the lack of health insurance, poverty, language barriers and inadequate health care facilities in communities with large numbers of Hispanics. These are a few of the obstacles that must be resolved to improve and maintain the health of all Americans. The purpose of this session is to highlight how the implementation of programs that target prenatal care, HIV/AIDS services for immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border, day laborers and persons with limited English proficiency can serve as models for increasing access to care for HL. This session is relevant to public health leaders that want to learn how to improve services for HL and for persons who investigate health disparities. The session is important to leaders in academia and public health professionals who want to learn about new models of increasing access to health care.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand issues associated with using unqualified interpreters for Spanish speaking patients. 2. Know how language barriers affect access to health care. 3. Explain the process used to provide language access in a healthcare setting.
Moderator(s):Miryam Granthon
2:30 PMImproving access to services during labor and delivery for Latina immigrants: Using qualitative and quantitative methods to create evidence-based clinical professional development strategies  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tilly A. Gurman, MPH, Allisyn Moran, MHS
2:45 PMBarriers to care among HIV positive Latinos residing along the U.S. Mexico border  [ Recorded presentation ]
Antonio Estrada, PhD, Barbara D. Estrada, MS, Stephen Trujillo
3:00 PMRole exchange in medical interpretation  [ Recorded presentation ]
M. Barton Laws, PhD, MA, Kari White, MA, MPH
3:15 PMPromising practices for providing language access in health care settings  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mara K. Youdelman, JD, LLM, Jane Perkins, JD, MPH, Jamie Brooks, JD, Deborah Reid, JD
3:30 PMDay laborers: Access to health services in the US  [ Recorded presentation ]
Vilma Enriquez-Haass, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Latino Caucus
Endorsed by:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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