Addressing health disparities through patient education: The development of culturally-tailored health education materials at puentes de salud

Isobel Harvey, Matthew O'Brien*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The availability of culturally appropriate written health information is essential for promoting health in diverse populations. Lack of English fluency has been shown to negatively impact health outcomes for Latinos in the United States. The authors conducted a needs assessment at a clinic serving Latino immigrants, focusing on patients' health and previous experiences with written health information. Based on these results and a literature review, we developed 10 Spanish language brochures to better serve the target population. This article outlines the process of developing and implementing this intervention, which can serve as a model for similar projects targeting diverse populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-189
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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