Tag Archives: health care

Not-So-Universal Health Care

Regardless of your personal thoughts on the new Affordable Care Act, whether you think it is compassionate care or government overreach, one thing is clear, factual and non-debatable: undocumented workers will not have access to health care insurance under this law. I don’t want to take this space to debate whether or not the law should allow tax dollars to provide services for undocumented immigrants. That’s a debate for another place and time. What I want to focus on is an issue that has mostly gone without discussion or concern: how will the new health care law affect undocumented Latinos? … Continue Reading →

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Promotores as Part of Integrated Patient Care

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a hospital setting, I am reminded every day of the important role promotores, or community health workers, play in the health and recovery of patients in our community. Promotores are invaluable partners, educators and collaborators; unfortunately many physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, therapists and other health professionals are not aware of the expertise promotores bring, thus don’t know how to incorporate their services into the patients’ care. … Continue Reading →

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