Providing health care to Latino immigrants: Community-based efforts in the rural Midwest

Michelle M. Casey, Lynn A. Blewett, Kathleen T. Call

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Abstract

We examined case studies of 3 rural Midwestern communities to assess local health care systems' response to rapidly growing Latino populations. Currently, clinics provide free or low-cost care, and schools, public health, social services, and religious organizations connect Latinos to the health care system. However, many unmet health care needs result from lack of health insurance, limited income, and linguistic and cultural barriers. Targeted safety net funding would help meet Latino health care needs in rural communities with limited resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1709-1711
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume94
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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