Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3A, P119-131 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0355 View full text
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Flavio F. Marsiglia, Monica Bermudez-Parsai, Dean Coonrod

Abstract: AbstractFamilias Sanas (Healthy Families) is an educational intervention implemented and tested with lowincome, immigrant Latina mothers. The program was designed to reduce existing health disadvantages of Latinas by empowering them to take active part in the management of their health and by encouraging them to advocate for themselves. Familias Sanas was implemented at a prenatal clinic located at a major urban hospital in the southwestern U.S. The efficacy of the intervention was evaluated through a randomi…

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