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National Association of Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools

Grantee Information

National Association of Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)
2611 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 205
Arlington, VA 22202-4016
603-415-1404 (Phone)
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The National Association of Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) is a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the public health issue of providing quality an culturally competent healthcare to Hispanics living in the United States. HSHPS strives to achieve this goal through academic development, research initiatives and training.

Grant Project Information

Improving the Health of Hispanics and Other Minorities through Workforce Development and Data Analysis
Length of Project: 9/1/12-8/31/15
Annual Funding Level: $200,000
Project Directore: Michelle Quinteros
603-415-1404 (Phone)
E-mail: Mquinteros@hshps.org

Abstract

The Hispanic population in the U.S. has been increasing steadily over the last few decades. However, the number of Hispanic medical professionals remains disproportionately low. An increase in the number of culturally competent Hispanic medical professionals equipped to meet the growing needs of an underserved population will aide in reducing health disparities. This project plans to increase Hispanic representation within health professions, and the awareness and utilization of health disparities data. These goals will be achieved by using best practices to facilitate an annual two-day workforce development opportunity (as a pipeline to medical professions) for 150 Hispanic high school and community college students.

The main strategies of the project include facilitating a supplementary career development program for Hispanic students, and assembling working groups to catalog, assess and provide recommendations to datasets for appropriately addressing health disparities.

A process evaluation will document program operations and the extent to which the project is being implemented as planned. The outcome evaluation will measure progress toward improved perceptions and/or knowledge gained. Online surveys of faculty and administrators; key informant telephone interviews; program records; and post workshop satisfaction surveys have all been identified as sources of outcomes data. It is expected that by the end of the program, 90 percent of participants will demonstrate increased awareness of health career opportunities; 90 percent will accurately describe the application processes for college entrance; and 90 percent will demonstrate improved skills to deliver oral presentations.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
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