Investigators at the University of Maryland at College Park worked to improve Latino children's access to health services.
They reviewed the literature on Latino child health from 1970 to the present and compiled and synthesized data from the 10 states with the largest Latino child populations.
Then they convened an expert panel to which they presented their findings. The panel developed policy recommendations designed to improve the health of Latino children.
In an article published in the American Journal of Public Health (November 2000), the investigators reported the following findings.
The article included the following policy recommendations.
The principal investigator continues to work on projects designed to translate research findings into policies that will improve Latino child health.