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Health issues in the Latino community /
Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Carlos W. Molina, Ruth Enid Zambrana, editors.
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San Francisco : Jossey Bass Publishers c2001.
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xxxiv, 492 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0787953156 (alk. paper)
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imprint
San Francisco : Jossey Bass Publishers c2001.
isbn
0787953156 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4481669
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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By the year 2010 it is projected that Latinos will be the largest ethnic group in the United States. Yet access to culturally responsive health care services is very limited or not available to this burgeoning population. If the United States is to meet the myriad challenges of the new century, it must address the health concerns of its fastest growing population'the Latino community. Sweeping in scope, Health Issues in the Latino Community identifies and offers an in-depth examination of the most critical health issues that affect Latinos' health and health care within the United States. While most books on the topic focus on one aspect of Latino health, this resource offers a comprehensive approach that informs and promotes the advancement of the practice, program planning, research, and public policy to improve the health care of all Latino citizens. Written by an outstanding group of Latino scholars, practitioners, researchers, and policy leaders, this valuable handbook examines a wide variety of topics including health care for immigrants, the role of managed care, substance abuse within the community, and HIV prevention. Health Issues in the Latino Community stresses the need for responsive health care policies and offers the current thinking on the most relevant health, lifestyle, and policy issues. Comprehensive in scope the book includes a ? Review of the special health needs of Latinos from birth through the golden years ? Summary of the changes in the health care market and how they affect Latino clients ? Analysis of empirical data on the mental health of Latinos ? Description of the risk factors and patterns of chronic diseases within the community ? Review of the occupational diseases among urban and rural workers Health care providers, researchers, educators, students, and policy makers will find Health Care Issues in the Latino Community to be a relevant and useful guide to the health and well-being of our country's fastest growing population. The Editors Marilyn Aguirre-Molina is professor of public health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City. She has served as the executive vice president of the California Endowment and as senior program officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Carlos W. Molina is professor of community health education at York College of the City University of New York. He has served as the executive director of Lincoln Hospital in New York. Ruth Enid Zambrana is professor of women's studies at the University of Maryland. She was the Elisabeth Shirley Enochs Professor of Child Welfare, Social Work Program at George Mason University.
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"Latinos are the fastest growing group in America. Though they share many health issues with all Americans, they also possess distinct cultural characteristics, expectations, and illness profiles. It will be a rare clinician who will not encounter Latino patients in daily practice. Thus, Health Issues in the Latino Community should be essential reading for all 21st century practitioners" (Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., president and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) "This important book, by a cadre of leading Latino researchers, policy leaders, and practitioners, could not be more timely. It fills a crucial gap in our understanding of the health and well-being of Latinos, the fastest growing, and soon to be the largest, ethnic/racial group in the United States. This comprehensive analysis of the demographic and health status of Latino populations in the United States is a groundbreaking piece of work. It will make an invaluable contribution to informing the nation's Latino health agenda." (Allan Rosenfield, M.D., DeLamar Professor and dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University) "Health Issues in the Latino Community attempts to address the key and crucial health issues that affect Latino's health. As we enter the 21st century, Latinos are becoming the largest ethnic/racial group in the United States. Anyone desiring insight on Latino health issues will find this book to be a comprehensive reference." (Nathan Stinson, Jr., M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretay for Mental Health) "The Contributors are outstanding and well-known professionals, researchers, and policymakers, many holding both clinical and academic degrees." (Divine Inc (formerly Doody Publishing), 4/13/02)
"The Contributors are outstanding and well-known professionals, researchers, and policymakers, many holding both clinical and academic degrees." (Divine Inc (formerly Doody Publishing), 4/13/02)
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Written by a stellar panel of experts under the direction of Marilyn Aguirre-Molina-one of the most distinguished educators and researchers in the field of public health-Health Issues in the Latino Community is a comprehensive resource that examines the issues that affect Latino's health and health care in the United States. "Latinos are the fastest growing group in America. Though they share many health issues with all Americans, they also possess distinct cultural characteristics, expectations, and illness profiles. It will be a rare clinician who will not encounter Latino patients in daily practice. Thus, Health Issues in the Latino Community should be essential reading for all 21st century practitioners" -Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., president and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "This important book, by a cadre of leading Latino researchers, policy leaders, and practitioners, could not be more timely. It fills a crucial gap in our understanding of the health and well-being of Latinos, the fastest growing, and soon to be the largest, ethnic/racial group in the United States. This comprehensive analysis of the demographic and health status of Latino populations in the United States is a groundbreaking piece of work. It will make an invaluable contribution to informing the nation's Latino health agenda." -Allan Rosenfield, M.D., DeLamar Professor and dean, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University "Health Issues in the Latino Community attempts to address the key and crucial health issues that affect Latino's health. As we enter the 21st century, Latinos are becoming the largest ethnic/racial group in the United States. Anyone desiring insight on Latino health issues will find this book to be a comprehensive reference." -Nathan Stinson, Jr., M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Main Description
Sweeping in scope, Health Issues in the Latino Community identifies and offers an in-depth examination of the most critical health issues that affect Latino's health and health care within the United States. This resource offers a comprehensive approach that informs and promotes the advancement of the practice, program planning, research, and public policy to improve health care of all Latino citizens.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
The Editorsp. xxiii
The Contributorsp. xxv
Latino Populations in the United Statesp. 1
Latino Health Policy: Beyond Demographic Determinismp. 3
Latino Health Statusp. 23
Latino Access to Health Care: The Role of Insurance, Managed Care, and Institutional Barriersp. 55
Latino Life Stages and Healthp. 75
The Early Years: The Health of Children and Youthp. 77
The Reproductive Years: The Health of Latinasp. 107
The Later Years: The Health of Elderly Latinosp. 157
Latino Mental Health and Treatment in the United Statesp. 179
Patterns of Chronic Diseases Among Latinosp. 209
The Impact of Cancer on Latino Populationsp. 211
Cardiovascular Diseasep. 245
Diabetesp. 277
Gender, Context, and HIV Prevention Among Latinosp. 301
Occupational Health and the Latino Workforcep. 325
Occupational Health Among Latino Workers in the Urban Settingp. 327
Health and Occupational Risks of Latinos Living in Rural Americap. 359
Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Use Among Latinosp. 381
Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems Among Latinos in the United Statesp. 383
Tobacco Use Among Latinosp. 413
Latino Drug Use: Scope, Risk Factors, and Reduction Strategiesp. 435
A New Health Agendap. 459
Latino Health Policy: A Look to the Futurep. 461
Name Indexp. 467
Subject Indexp. 483
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