Addressing sociocultural barriers to health care in Hispanic communities

The Foundation's Program to address Sociocultural Barriers to Health Care in Hispanic Communities, a program through the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Service Organization (COSSMH) was designed to develop and implement community-based interventions that address sociocultural barriers to health care for Hispanic-Americans.These interventions will: (1) identify language and cultural barriers imposed by health care organizations and providers, and provide them with information and training about Hispanic health care beliefs; (2) educate Hispanic families about the health care system, its providers, and how to access them; and (3) develop peer education programs for preadolescents to enable them to promote the value of primary and preventive health care within their communities. This project will ultimately increase the responsiveness of the health care systems in the target communities for providing care to Hispanics and assist individuals, particularly youth, in becoming more effective health care consumers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,913,118.00

Awarded on: 7/23/1992

Time frame: 9/1/1992 - 5/31/2000

Grant Number: 18351


National Alliance for Hispanic Health

1501 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, 20036-1401


Adolph P. Falcon
Project Director