Identifying Culturally Appropriate Strategies for Educating a Mexican Immigrant Community about Lead Poisoning Prevention

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert E. Aronson, Associate Professor (Creator)
Robert W. Strack, Associate Professor and Department Head (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Lead paint is one source of exposure for lead poisoning; however, recent Latino and other immigrant populations are also at risk of exposure through ceramic cooking pots with lead glaze, some imported candies, and certain stomach ailment home remedies. Public health agencies and practitioners acknowledge that Latino families should be educated about lead poisoning prevention but report barriers to conducting outreach and education in Latino communities. This study reports findings from focus groups and interviews with the local Latino immigrant community and professionals on (1) current knowledge and beliefs about lead poisoning and (2) recommendations of culturally appropriate educational strategies.

Additional Information

Publication
Family and Community Health, 29(2): 143-152
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
immigrant, Latino, lead poisoning, health education, prevention