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dc.creatorMartinez-Donate, Ana
dc.creatorDsouza, Nishita
dc.creatorCuellar, Sieraa
dc.creatorConnor, Gabrielle
dc.creatorZumaeta-Castillo, Claudia
dc.creatorLazo-Elizondo, Mariana
dc.creatorYamasaki, Yoshiaki
dc.creatorPerez, Cristina
dc.creatorCarroll-Scott, Amy
dc.creatorMartinez, Omar
dc.creatorMcGuee Hassrick, Elizabeth
dc.identifier.citationAna Martinez-Donate, Nishita Dsouza, Sierra Cuellar et al. Provider Perceptions of Availability, Accessibility, and Adequacy of Health and Behavioral Services for Latino Immigrants: A Qualitative Study, 09 May 2022, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square []
dc.description.abstractObjective: Latino populations in the United States are disproportionately affected by substance use, HIV/AIDS, violence, and mental health issues (SAVAME). A growing body of evidence demonstrates the syndemic nature of SAVAME and the need for integrated strategies to reduce their impact. This study sought to understand the network of SAVAME services for Latino immigrants in a mid-Atlantic city to inform future interventions for SAVAME prevention and mitigation. Methodology: Key informant interviews (N = 30) were conducted with providers working in Latino-serving organizations providing SAVAME services. Interviews were analyzed using thematic coding and grounded theory. Results: Latino-serving providers perceived a large need for, but important limitations in the availability, accessibility, and adequacy of SAVAME services for Latino immigrants. Gaps were seen as especially acute for mental health and substance use services, partly because of insufficient funding for these services. Latino immigrants’ lack of health insurance, immigration status, limited English proficiency (LEP), stigma surrounding SAVAME issues, and limited knowledge of available services were identified as significant barriers preventing access to services. Providers noted that scarcity of well-trained, culturally competent, and ethnically concordant providers reduced the adequacy of SAVAME services for Latino immigrant clients. The small size, low levels of infrastructure, and limited capacity were reported as additional factors limiting the ability of many Latino-serving organizations to adopt a syndemic approach in the prevention and treatment of SAVAME services. Conclusions: The results call for changes in the structure of funding streams and communitywide strategies to foster collaboration across SAVAME providers working with Latino immigrant clients.
dc.format.extent29 pages
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dc.rightsAttribution CC BY
dc.subjectLatino immigrants
dc.subjectHealth and behavioral services
dc.titleProvider Perceptions of Availability, Accessibility, and Adequacy of Health and Behavioral Services for Latino Immigrants: A Qualitative Study
dc.description.departmentSocial Work
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Public Health
dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. School of Social Work
dc.temple.creatorMartinez, Omar

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