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Disparities in Health Access: Voices from Minnesota's Latino Community.

Smaida, Sally A., Lynn A. Blewett, Paul J. Carrizales, Claudia Fuentes, and Rafael A. Robert.

Minnesota has experienced several demographic changes in the last decade, including a significant increase in the number of Latino residents living in both rural and urban areas. These changes have brought diversity to Minnesota, but also challenges to meet the health and social needs of new populations. This report presents the results of a series of focus groups conducted with Latinos in Minnesota to discuss issues related to health care access issues. The report represents the synthesis of 8 Latino focus group findings, conducted over the course of a two-year period. These focus groups were funded by several programs including the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Medical Foundation, and most recently by the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration State Planning Grant through a sub-contract to the University of Minnesota (1). The study represents a collaborative community-based research approach. Included in the collaborative were investigators from University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, and Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER) with input from The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The focus of this ongoing research has been to understand the health and health care access needs of Latinos in Minnesota. The aim was to understand community members' concerns, needs and knowledge of existing programs and services in an effort to better target programs and policies.

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Minneapolis: HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research)
HACER and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health received funding from the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Medical Foundation, and U.S. Health Resources and the Services Administration State Planning Grant.
36 pp.
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