latino health needs & workforce assessment 2020
A Latino Health Needs & Workforce Assessment study was launched on Aug. 15, 2020, in Clinton County as a collaboration between the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) at West Lafayette, Purdue Polytechnic, the Learning Network of Clinton County (LNCC) and the Mexican Consulate of Indianapolis. A bilingual team of 15 trained interviewers surveyed door-to-door to discover the health concerns of local Latino residents. The data collection was finished on Sept. 13, 2020, yielding 564 completed questionnaires (446 in Spanish and 118 in English). The preliminary data analysis was concluded in early October - just in time to announce the preliminary results to the community during the binational health fair. The binational health fair, held on October 11 between 3-8 p.m. at the 4-H building on the Clinton County fairgrounds, was sponsored by the Mexican Consulate of Indianapolis and hosted carious health workshops, health screenings, and health interventions from Purdue, IU and local community partners. For more information on the study or its outcomes, please contact Melinda Grismer, the study's principal investigator (PI) at or (765) 496-6508.