New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health

  • Airín D. Martínez
  • Scott D. Rhodes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Health Status of Latinx Persons in the United States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Barbara Baquero, Deborah M. Parra-Medina
      Pages 19-44
    3. Esther J. Calzada, Lauren E. Gulbas, Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, Su Yeong Kim, Jodi Berger Cardoso
      Pages 45-62
    4. Fabricio E. Balcazar, Sandra Magaña, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar
      Pages 127-143
    5. Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury
      Pages 197-216
    6. Scott D. Rhodes, Lilli Mann-Jackson, Jorge Alonzo, Jonathan C. Bell, Amanda E. Tanner, Omar Martínez et al.
      Pages 217-236
  3. Communities, Systems, and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Mark A. Hall, Lilli Mann-Jackson
      Pages 239-251
    3. Francisco Lara-Valencia, Hilda García-Pérez
      Pages 271-294
    4. Alana M. W. LeBrón, Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes
      Pages 295-320
    5. Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz
      Pages 349-361
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 363-365

About this book


This timely volume serves as a comprehensive and much-needed update to the literature on Latinx health. As both the United States and Latinx subgroups experience and anticipate demographic shifts, it is critical to examine the current epidemiology of Latinx health, as well as the factors influencing this population's health and well-being. 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 faced by them, 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 both increased culturally congruent and sound Latinx-focused research and the mentorship of Latinx early-career investigators.

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
  • 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, disability, 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, health education, population and community health, preventive medicine, health administration and policy, and community and health psychology, and is also relevant for federal, state, and local agencies including health departments and other Latinx- and immigrant-serving community-based organizations.


Latina health Latino health racial minority health ethnic minority health health disparities racial and ethnic disparities health equity intervention development prevention health behavior community engagement health inequities policy and leadership immigrant health migrant health demographic trends epidemiology health and well-being population health community health

Editors and affiliations

  • Airín D. Martínez
    • 1
  • Scott D. Rhodes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health Promotion and Policy, School of Public Health and Health SciencesUniversity of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Department of Social Sciences and Health PolicyWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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