The Institute of Medicine has identified Latino and American Indian populations as populations experiencing significant health and health care access inequities. Previous research indicates that Latinos and American Indians suffer from excess morbidity in respect to same-aged White adults due to higher rates of preventable chronic diseases (i.e. high blood pressure, and diabetes)
There are two main objectives of this study:
1. Identify the prominent health-related issues in two Oregon Latino communities and one American Indian community
2. Examine the factors that key informants perceive as enabling or inhibiting healthy lifestyles of community residents.
Funding Statement (additional comments about funding)
Funding for this study, “Facilitators andBarriers to Healthy Living in Oregon: Perspectives from American Indian and Latino Communities,” wasprovided by the OSU General Research Fund . Funding for M. Cervantes was provided by the OSU College ofPublic Health and Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Awards Program.