Title VI of the Civil Rights Act: Issues of Equity Related to Access to Health Care Affecting Non-English Speaking Latinos

Principal Investigators: Francisco Javier Iribarren, CSRC Assistant Director, and Chon A. Noriega, Professor, Film & Television

Researchers: Roberto Belloso, M.A., Ross Lenihan, M.A.

Description: With this project, the CSRC’s goal is to explore all facets of the issue of health care access for Latinos, including compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The CSRC obtained funding from the California Endowment to conduct a half-day Health Care Summit on Friday, November 12, 2010. This working session focused on the critical issue of health care access for Latinos with limited English-language proficiency, and brought together ten experts and leaders in legal rights, direct service delivery, epidemiology, demographics and public health policy for a frank and goal-oriented discussion. The summit was held at the CSRC and included stakeholders from the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, as well as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). The summit put forth a set of recommendations, including conducting focus groups in the community, which took place during 2011-12. 

Francisco Javier Iribarren, Ross Lenihan, and Roberto Belloso 
CSRC Research Report No. 16, September 2013