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New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health

Editors: Martínez, Airín D., Rhodes, Scott D. (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the current state of Latinx health and well-being in the United States, as well as successful research and interventions for this population
  • Reflects current data and explores previously uncovered topics, such as the health of sexual and gender minorities, including LGBT persons and disabled persons, and the consequences of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Latinx subgroups
  • Discusses how macro-levels of the ecological model, such as immigration policy, ACA, leadership, built environment, migration processes, and multiple forms of discrimination, influence Latinx health outcomes in the U.S.
  • Identifies the gaps in the current research and promising strategies for intervention that need to be prioritized given the evolving U.S. population
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About this book

This volume is being published at a critical time in U.S. history and serves as a comprehensive and much-needed update to what is known about Latinx health. As both the United States and Latinx subgroups experience demographic shifts, it is critical to examine the current epidemiology of Latinx health, as well as the factors influencing the health and well-being of this growing population.

Chapters in this book, written by highly respected experts, illuminate the diversity of the Latinx population and provide strategies to mitigate many of the challenges they face, including challenges related to migrating to new destinations. The book is designed to enrich dialogue around the multilevel determinants of Latinx health and concludes with a call to action for increased culturally congruent, theoretically informed and participatory Latinx health research. The book also encourages the mentorship and growth of early career and junior investigators to conduct research on Latinx health issues.

A selection of the perspectives included among the chapters:

  • Chronic disease and mental health issues in Latinx populations
  • Substance use among Latinx adolescents in the United States
  • Physical and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Latinx populations
  • Health insurance reform and the Latinx population
  • Immigration enforcement policies and Latinx health
  • Research priorities for Latinx sexual and gender minorities
  • Racial and ethnic discrimination, intersectionality, acculturation, and Latinx health

New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health is an invaluable compendium that provides a foundation of understanding Latinx health and well-being and guides future research and practice. The book is essential for researchers, practitioners, and students in the fields of public health and the social sciences including community and health psychology, health administration and policy, community health education, medical anthropology, medical sociology, population health, and preventive medicine. Moreover, the chapters in this volume are also relevant for federal, state, and local agencies, including health departments, and other Latinx- and immigrant-serving community organizations.

About the authors

Airín D. Martínez, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Policy at the School of Public Health & Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, FAAHB, is professor and chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy Division of Public Health Sciences, at Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Disentangling Language and the Social Determinants of Latinx Health in the United States

    Pages 1-15

    Martínez, Airín D. (et al.)

  • Chronic Disease and the Latinx Population: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Pages 19-44

    Baquero, Barbara (et al.)

  • Mental Health Issues Within Latinx Populations: Evaluating the State of the Field

    Pages 45-62

    Calzada, Esther J. (et al.)

  • Latinx Child Health: Challenges and Opportunities to Build a Healthy Future

    Pages 63-95

    Linton, Julie M. (et al.)

  • Substance Use Among Latinx Adolescents in the USA: Scope, Theory, Interventions, and Next Steps

    Pages 97-126

    Marsiglia, Flavio F. (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24042-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health
Editors
  • Airín D. Martínez
  • Scott D. Rhodes
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24043-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24043-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24042-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 365
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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