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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.