Improving Access to Primary Care for a Growing Latino Population: The Role of Safety Net Providers in the Rural Midwest

Publication Date: June 1st, 2006
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Blewett, L., Casey, M., and Call, K.

Abstract: Many rural Midwestern communities are experiencing rapid growth in Latino populations with low rates of health insurance coverage, limited financial resources, language and cultural differences, and special health care needs. We report on 2-day site visits conducted in 2001 and 2002 in 3 communities (Marshalltown, Iowa; Great Bend, Kansas; and Norfolk, Nebraska) to document successful strategies to meet Latino health care needs.

Published in: Journal of Rural Health

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