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A Comparative Analysis of the Health Status of Hispanic Children: The Cases of Washington State and Arizona


For the last quarter century, Washington State has been ranked in the top third of the United States in health status while Arizona has been consistently around the bottom third. This gap can be partly explained by data related to traditional determinants of health like education, income, insurance rates and income. Moreover, Washington State invests three times more resources in the public health sector than Arizona. Surprisingly, however, Hispanic children in Washington State have poorer health status than Hispanic children in Arizona. This dissertation explores possible explanations for this unexpected situation, using as a conceptual framework the cultural competency continuum developed by Cross.

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Created Date 2016
Contributor Hill, Vanessa Nelson (Author) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Advisor) / Mossberger, Karen (Committee member) / Reilly, Thom (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 123 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Administration 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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