La Clinica Latina

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2014-05-01

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Ohio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement

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La Clinica Latina is a free health clinic for Spanish speaking individuals. The clinic provides on-going, comprehensive health care. By utilizing the Dental H.O.M.E. Coach, the OSU College of Dentistry organizes students supervised by faculty to provide dental services to this Hispanic community in Central Ohio. Many from the Hispanic population find access to oral health care difficult due to language barriers and socio economic factors that prohibit the cost of care. All providers speak Spanish.

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IMPACT. 1: Twice as many Hispanic children are likely to have untreated dental caries as are non-Hispanic white children. -- 2. A major obstacle to treatment is lack of awareness of available oral health services and lack of oral health knowledge. -- 3. Language barriers have been identified as negatively affecting Latinos' pathway to health care.
OSU PARTNERS: College of Dentistry
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: La Clinica Latina
PRIMARY CONTACT: Kevin Levings (levings.2@osu.edu)

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Engaged Scholars, v. 2 (2014).