Together for Health: An Initiative to Access Health Services for the Hispanic/Mexican Population Living in the United States
AuthorRangel Gómez, María Gudelia
López Jaramillo, Ana María
Anderson, Elizabeth J
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Coll Publ Hlth, Div Publ Hlth Practice & Translat Res
Keywordsaccess to health services
migration and health
mobile health services
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PublisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
CitationRangel Gómez MG, López Jaramillo AM, Svarch A, Tonda J, Lara J, Anderson EJ and Rosales C (2019) Together for Health: An Initiative to Access Health Services for the Hispanic/Mexican Population Living in the United States. Front. Public Health 7:273. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00273
JournalFRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
RightsCopyright © 2019 Rangel Gómez, López Jaramillo, Svarch, Tonda, Lara, Anderson and Rosales. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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AbstractA disproportionately small percentage of the Hispanic/Mexican population in the United States has adequate access to health services, which decreases quality of life at both the individual and community levels. In addition, it increases risk for preventable diseases through insufficient screening and management. The Mexican Section of the U.S./Mexico Border Health Commission, in efforts to address barriers to accessing preventive health care services for vulnerable populations, launched the initiative Juntos por la Salud (JPLS) that offers health promotion and disease prevention services to Hispanics living in and around 11 U.S. metropolitan cities via mobile health units. This paper presents a descriptive analysis of the JPLS initiative and potential positive impact it has had in reducing barriers faced by the Hispanic population. JPLS screens and provides referrals to primary care services to establish a medical home and has the potential to reduce health care costs in a high-risk population through education and timely health screenings.
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