From 2000 to 2003, a research team at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health studied disparities in access to primary and preventive care for Latinos in the United States.
The project entailed database and literature searches, key informant interviews and background papers commissioned from members of the research team. The Washington based research firm Lake Snell Perry & Associates supported research with Latino focus groups, which the Columbia research team used to enrich its analysis.
Findings from the database and literature searches, key informant interviews and background papers included:
Key observations garnered from the focus groups with Latinos include: