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Increasing Latino Access to Quality Health Care: Spanish Language Training for Health Professionals

Bender, Deborah E. PhD, MPH; Harlan, Christina MA

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: January-February 2005 - Volume 11 - Issue 1 - p 46–49
Commentary

This commentary discusses the need to train health professionals in “health Spanish” and related culture learning to provide quality health care to this immigrant population.

Research Professor of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Co-Director of Pasos Language and Culture Learning Initiative, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Bender).

Research Instructor of Public Health Nursing, School of Public Health; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Co-Director of Pasos Language and Culture Learning Initiative, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Harlan).

Corresponding author: Deborah E. Bender, PhD, MPH, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599–7411 (e-mail: deborah_bender@unc.edu).

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.