Health disparities among Latina/o adolescents in urban and rural schools: Educators' perspectives

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Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This qualitative pilot study examined health disparities among rural and urban Latina/o adolescents from the perspective of middle and high school administrators, counselors, nurses, and teachers. Participants were asked to describe Latina/o health disparities in their schools, reasons attributed to health disparities, and school-based interventions for addressing health disparities. Focus group participants reported that common health disparities for Latina/o youth in rural and urban settings include poor vision care and high teenage pregnancy rates. However, participants reported differences in physical health and mental health disparities, as well as differences in social-cultural-economic contributors to disparities and school-based interventions.

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Journal of Cultural Diversity, 14, 169-175
Language: English
Date: 2007
Health Disparities, Latina/o Adolescents in Urban and Rural Schools, Educators' Perspectives

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