A substantial body of research on Latinos has documented major disparities both in health outcomes and in access to care, and it suggests that these disparities vary among Latinos according to nativity, acculturation levels, income and other sociocultural factors. Latino health disparities are becoming a more urgent matter for practitioners and policy-makers as the Hispanic population grows quickly. These disparities are also becoming more complex because, as it grows, the Hispanic population is also becoming increasingly diverse along a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic variables. Existing data from large national surveys do not permit an analysis of the relationship between these variables and health disparities because they lack demographic information critical to identifying Latino subpopulations (e.g., nativity, country of origin, level of English ability). This grant supports a survey that collects key measures of knowledge and experiences on health matters, as well as detailed demographic information. The project will significantly advance the knowledge of the variety of health behaviors and outcomes among Hispanics and represents an opportunity to benefit from critical information about various segments of vulnerable populations.
Amount Awarded $400,000.00
Awarded on: 6/20/2006
Time frame: 7/15/2006 - 9/30/2008
Grant Number: 57329