An ethnographic protocol for determining self-defined community boundaries as the basis for an immigrant Latino health disparities intervention
METHODS: Beginning with the original Census designated place (CDP) maps as a core, we first mapped service data from partner community organizations for individuals reporting Langley Park residence. This first (GIS) mapping effort indicated that Langley Park residence included areas beyond the CDP boundaries. Next, an ethnographic team including public health professionals and anthropology graduate students conducted multiple visits to the community, collecting descriptive data on the community areas falling outside of the CDP boundaries and conducting interviews with residents to assess the geographic extent of self-defined Langley Park residence.
RESULTS: This information was used to create new community boundaries, which are now the basis for the evaluation sampling plan as well as intervention coverage and outreach planning.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the methods used to determine and map community boundaries for an immigrant Latino health disparities intervention.
Keyword(s): Community Research, Immigrants
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Collaborative Center for Latino Immigrant/Refugee Health Disparities, and the Co-Investigator for the ADELANTE intervention described in this abstract. I am a cultural anthropologist with 25 years experience in public health community research and interventions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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