Better Health through the Salud Para la Vida (Health for Life) Project

Susan Dollar, Helen Reid, LaRaeda Sullivan

Abstract


The Salud para la Vida (Health for Life) project was a demonstration project through the Missouri Foundation for Health which utilized interdisciplinary collaborations to address rural Latino health needs in southwest Missouri. Social workers and other professionals were uniquely qualified to work across counties with church, business, school, emergency management, law enforcement and health clinic leadership in promoting and sustaining the project. Salud para la Vida is worthy of replication in other regions that face similar challenges in providing culturally competent health services to Latino immigrants.

Keywords: Latino-Hispanic Services, health outcomes, rural services, community practice, interdisciplinary practice



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