Latinos and political advocacy for cancer control in a United States-Mexico border community

Murray, Kate E., Barbour, Lynda, Morlett, Alejandra, & Garcini, Luz (2014) Latinos and political advocacy for cancer control in a United States-Mexico border community. Hispanic Health Care International, 12(4), pp. 198-206.

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Abstract

Health policy interventions provide powerful tools for addressing health disparities. The Latino community is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States yet is largely underrepresented in government and advocacy efforts. This study includes 42 Latino adults (M age 5 45 years) who participated in focus group discussions and completed a brief questionnaire assessing their experiences with political health advocacy. Qualitative analyses revealed participants considered cancer a concern for the Latino community, but there was a lack of familiarity with political advocacy and its role in cancer control. Participants identified structural, practical, cultural, and contextual barriers to engaging in political health advocacy. This article presents a summary of the findings that suggest alternative ways to engage Latinos in cancer control advocacy.

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ID Code: 86560
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Hispanic/Latino, political advocacy, cancer prevention and control, political systems and policy
DOI: 10.1891/1540-4153.12.4.198
ISSN: 1938-8993
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Health Policy (160508)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2015 21:27
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2015 01:11

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