A patient receives care at Mary's Center, a community health center in D.C.

A patient receives care at Mary's Center, a community health center in D.C.

In D.C., where Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic minority, Latino families face unique challenges in accessing health care, including language barriers, lack of familiarity with their options or anxiety about applying for coverage. For Latino children in particular, even when they are insured, they are not always able to access culturally-competent care. We discuss how partnerships between health centers, schools and social workers might be able to help improve health outcomes of the Latino community in the D.C. region.

Guests

  • Lanre Falusi Pediatrician, Children's National Medical Center @LanreFalusi
  • Leonardo Cuello Director of Health Policy, National Health Law Program; @NHeLP_org
  • Marisa Parrella Director of the School Based Mental Health Program, Mary’s Center; @MarysCenter

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – August 17, 2018

Friday, Aug 17 2018How should the D.C. provide oversight for its public schools? What do new polling numbers and endorsements suggest about the Maryland Gubernatorial race? And how are Virginia's Democrats planning to flip key districts in November?