Graduation Year

2017

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-10-2017

Major Department or Program

Race and Ethnic Studies

Advisor(s)

Suzanne Morrissey

Abstract

There are public health insurance programs that intend to reduce health care disparities among various racial and ethnic groups, but these efforts often neglect to address the structural foundation that fuels these disparities. In focusing on an aspect of this issue that is relevant to Walla Walla, where there is a large Latino presence, I investigate the structural factors that challenge the health of low-income Latinos working and residing in Walla Walla. This thesis explores how employment status and residential location may challenge low-income Latinos’ ability to sustain their health and pursue health care services at local treatment centers.

Page Count

50

Subject Headings

Walla Walla (Wash.), Health insurance, Latin Americans -- United States, Public health - 21st century, Health services accessibility, Socioeconomic status -- Family socioeconomic level -- Lower class, Housing -- Location, Medical centers -- Washington (State), Whitman College 2017 -- Dissertation collection -- Race and Ethnic Studies

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/072720171392

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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