ERIC Number: ED453334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Health Issues in the Latino Community.
Aguirre-Molina, Marilyn, Ed.; Molina, Carlos W., Ed.; Zambrana, Ruth Enid, Ed.
This collection of papers includes 6 parts. Part 1, "Latino Populations in the United States," includes: (1) "Latino Health Policy: Beyond Demographic Determinism" (Angelo Falcon, Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, and Carlos W. Molina); (2) "Latino Health Status" (Olivia Carter-Pokras and Ruth Enid Zambrana); and (3) "Latino Access To Health Care: The Role of Insurance, Managed Care, and Institutional Barriers" (J. Emilio Carrillo, Fernando M. Trevino, Joseph R. Betancourt, and Alberto Coustasse). Part 2, "Latino Life Stages and Health," includes: (4) "The Early Years: The Health of Children and Youth" (Glenn Flores and Ruth Enid Zambrana); (5) "The Reproductive Years: The Health of Latinas" (Aida L. Giachello); (6) "The Later Years: The Health of Elderly Latinos" (Valentine M. Villa and Fernando M. Torres-Gil); and (7) "Latino Mental Health and Treatment in the United States" (William A. Vega and Margarita Alegria). Part 3, "Patterns of Chronic Diseases among Latinos," includes: (8) "The Impact of Cancer on Latino Populations" (Amelie G. Ramirez and Lucina Suarez); (9) "Cardiovascular Disease" (Eliseo Perez-Stable, Teresa Juarbe, and Gina Moreno-John); (10) "Diabetes" (Jose Alejandro Luchsinger); and (11) "Gender, Context, and HIV Prevention among Latinos" (Hortensia Amaro, Rodolfo R. Vega, and Dellanira Valencia). Part 4, "Occupational Health and the Latino Workforce," includes: (12) "Occupational Health among Latino Workers in the Urban Setting" (Rafael Moure-Eraso and George Friedman-Jimenez) and (13) "Health and Occupational Risks of Latinos Living in Rural America" (Kathryn Azevedo and Hilda Ochoa Bogue). Part 5, "Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use among Latinos," includes: (14) "Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems among Latinos in the United States" (Raul Caetano and Frank Hector Galvan); (15) "Tobacco Use among Latinos" (Gerardo Marin); and (16) "Latino Drug Use: Scope, Risk Factors, and Reduction Strategies" (Andres G. Gil and William A. Vega). Part 6, "A New Health Agenda," offers (17) "Latino Health Policy: A Look To the Future" (Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Angelo Falcon, and Carlos W. Molina). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Cancer, Child Health, Children, Chronic Illness, Diabetes, Drug Abuse, Females, Gender Issues, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Promotion, Heart Disorders, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Older Adults, Rural Areas, Smoking, Urban Areas
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