Welcome to the Latinx/Hispanic Health Resource Guide
This Latinx/Hispanic Health Resource Guide has been created to provide resources and information for IHP students as a joint project of the Bellack Library and the Office of Student and Alumni Services.
In this guide, you will find:
Books in our Community Health Collection located in IHP's Bellack Library (Building 38 4th Floor).
PDF of a research article the health disparities, in this case mental health disparities, among individuals who identify as living in Latinx immigration communities. Although various other studies have detailed the prevalence of health disparities, this article looked at how mental health disparities were effected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PDF of a systematic review that examined barriers to accessing cervical and breast cancer screenings among female Latinx Farmworkers. Barriers identified were "lack of cancer knowledge, cost/inability to pay, lack of health insurance coverage, cultural perceptions, fear, language difficulties, and transportation and time constraints."
Caring for and Understanding Latinx Patients in Health Care Settings by Laura Maria Pigozzi; Teddie M. Potter (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2020-08-21
This concise and instructive guide outlines the specific challenges faced by the Latinx population in US health care, including language barriers, unfamiliarity with the medical system, lack of insurance, access issues, monetary factors, and most importantly the fears surrounding undocumented immigrants. It shows how health care professionals and chaplains can support and care for this population in a way that acknowledges and understands the distinct characteristics of Latinx culture. It offers advice on sensitives within this culture, such as health disparities, the importance of the family, and spirituality and religion in Latinx culture. This inclusive guide improves cultural competency among non-Latinx care staff and offers case studies and practical tips to input straight into practice.