Patricia J. Cantero's research while affiliated with Santa Ana College and other places

Publications (4)

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Community-initiated health interventions fill important gaps in access to health services. This study examines the effectiveness of a community-initiated health intervention to improve diabetes management in an underserved community of color using a retrospective observational study, comparing a study intervention, the Latino Health Access Diabetes...
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COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Latinx communities and other communities of color. Promotores de salud (community health workers) have been proposed as a critical workforce to respond to the pandemic in these communities, yet there is limited knowledge about the work of promotores on the frontlines. This article presents a case study of La...
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Introduction: The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latino communities has resulted in greater reports of depression, anxiety, and stress. We present a community-led intervention in Latino communities that integrated social services in mental health service delivery for an equity-based response. Methods: We used tracking sheets...

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... The impact on this group was exacerbated by uncertainty, social isolation, loss of employment and income, mortality, and social suffering. 1 Latinx youth make up one of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority populations of Latinx in the United-States (US) and suffer from higher rates of mental health issues than their peers. Among Latinx youth, 22% report depressive symptoms, which is higher than all other groups except Native American youth. 2 Despite this, Latinx youth are less likely to receive mental health treatment (8%) compared to their Caucasian peers (14%). ...
... However, even when testing was provided at no cost in areas with large numbers of Latinos, they still faced barriers to accessing services (King County Hospitals for a Healthier Community, 2021). These findings highlight the importance of engaging community members to disseminate health information and deliver messages through trusted sources, such as promotoras (Montiel et al., 2021;Ornelas & Ogedegbe, 2021). Local public health officials must also provide accurate information in Spanish through social media, internet, and television programming to combat the continued spread of misinformation (Barua et al., 2020). ...