Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2015-2016 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with Carver County. As the demographic profile of Carver County changes, the Carver Public Health Department is looking for ways to encourage Latino parents to participate in early childhood screenings. The goal of this project was to identify barriers to participating in such screening, and to develop informational materials to overcome these barriers. Carver County project lead Jennifer Anderson worked with students in SPAN 3404: Medical Spanish and Community Health Services, to assess barriers and develop informational materials in both Spanish and English. The students discovered that lack of resources, language barriers, and cultural differences are the primary barriers to early childhood screenings for Latino children. The students' final presentation and poster are available.
Presentation and poster completed by students enrolled in SPAN 3404: Medical Spanish and Community Health Services, taught by Emilce Lopez in spring 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Singh, Ishu; Reddy, Apoorva.
Early Childhood Screenings: Latino Community Engagement in Carver County.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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