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ERIC Number: ED141048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-23
Reference Count: N/A
The Adequacy of Health Care Among the Indian and Spanish Populations in Polk, Lincoln, Benton, Linn and Southwestern Portion of Marion Counties. A Public Opinion Perspective.
GMA Research Corp., Portland, OR.
A bilingual and bicultural organization, CISCO (Chicano-Indian Study Center of Oregon) assists students to escape the poverty cycle through vocational training, academic programs, and general guidance counseling. A major CISCO goal is to provide vocational training in the health care industry in conjunction with a program meeting the health needs of the student population, Chicanos, American Indians, and indigent whites in the immediate vicinity of Adair. Therefore, the perceived health needs of the Spanish and Indian population within the CISCO target area were measured. A public opinion sample survey was conducted in the four county target area--Benton, Lincoln, Linn, and Polk. One respondent from 351 households was interviewed either through door-to-door personal or telephone interviews. Of the 351 respondents, 235 considered themselves Spanish, 113 Indian, and 3 with both Spanish and Indian family members. Findings included: needs most often mentioned were communication-language barrier, transportation to and from medical care, more doctors desperately needed, financial help for low income people, and medical care for the elderly; 40.2% of those interviewed were interested or had someone in their household interested in a program that would train them for a career in the medical field; 20.5% of those interviewed with children required day care during the day which enabled them to be employed or attend educational or training programs; and 47% received financial assistance in paying medical bills while 50.4% did not. (NQ)
Descriptors: Age, American Indians, Census Figures, Communication Problems, Delivery Systems, Financial Problems, Geographic Location, Health Facilities, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Health Services, Income, Medical Services, Needs Assessment, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data, Surveys, Transportation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicano-Indian Study Center of Oregon, Monmouth.; Oregon Univ., Portland. Medical School.
Authoring Institution: GMA Research Corp., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon