Mayor’s Health Line Recommended Articles and Reports for December

Posted on December 21, 2009


Report on Latino Youth

The study, “Between Two Worlds: How Latino Youths Come of Age in America,” is based on new analysis of government demographic, economic, education and health data sets; a series of focus groups; and a survey conducted from Aug. 5 through Sept. 16, 2009, among a random national sample of 2,012 Hispanics ages 16 and older, with an oversample of 1,240 Hispanics ages 16 to 25. The survey was conducted in both English and Spanish, on cellular as well as landline telephones. The report offers a generational analysis of the behaviors, values and experiences of Latino youth who are immigrants themselves (about one-third) and those who are the children and grandchildren (or higher) of immigrants.  [Pew Hispanic Center]

Special Journal Issue Highlights Quality Improvement (QI) in Public Health

Newest Issue of “Journal of Public Health Management Practice” (JPHMP) Addresses Public Health Accreditation, Trajectory of QI, and Future Vision for the Field
As public health departments across the country begin to prepare for the launch of the national accreditation program in 2011, the January/February 2010 issue of the JPHMP provides a valuable resource for the public health community to learn more about how quality improvement efforts can enhance public health services and better promote, preserve and protect the health of the public.