Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 4, P899-909 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0129 View full text
Iveris L. Martinez, Olivia Carter-Pokras

Abstract: Abstract: Introduction. Major health issues and barriers to health services for Latino immigrants were identified through community-based participatory research in Baltimore city. Methods. In collaboration with community partners, five focus groups were conducted among Latino adults from 10 countries and health service providers. Findings. Priorities across groups included chronic diseases, HIV/AIDS and STDs, mental health, and the need for ancillary services. Community members and providers did not always ag…

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