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ERIC Number: EJ793024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-7283
The Diverse Faces of Latinos in the Midwest: Planning for Service Delivery and Building Community
Riffe, Holly A.; Turner, Shiloh; Rojas-Guyler, Liliana
Health & Social Work, v33 n2 p101-110 2008
Throughout the Midwest and the southern United States, new groups of Hispanic/Latino and other immigrants are settling in large numbers. In many regions, very little infrastructure exists in social service, health care, and educational entities that would allow professionals to deliver much-needed services. Little data exist on the sociodemographics of new immigrant communities in the South and the Midwest. Sociodemographic information provides social work professionals and community planners with valuable clues about the health and social services that may be necessary to promote a viable, livable community. In this article, the authors report on a survey of 535 Hispanic adults conducted in a midwestern city, surrounded by urban, suburban, and rural areas in three adjacent states. This information can be used to design programs and services to benefit new immigrants and to assist communities in predicting future needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
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