Articles & Publications

At the Center for Hispanic Health Equity we strive to disseminate information as well as our findings through multiple venues in order to reach as many people as possible. We have produced peer-reviewed journal articles, briefing reports, and white papers to name a few.

Below we list links to our publications and invite you to comment or ask us questions.

Latinos in the Deep South Program report: 2011-2013

“The last three years have seen significant shifts in the national discourse around healthcare, Hispanics and HIV.
Accordingly, there are three national issues requiring our joint attention: HIV remains a serious public health challenge across the nation and in particular the south; health disparities in the US are widening in general, and geographic disparities are stark with 15 of the top 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for HIV incidence being in the south (Reif, et al., 2013); and lastly despite the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) aims to expand access to affordable health coverage and reduce the number of uninsured Americans, healthcare coverage will continue to vary significantly across the country, with the south having grand variance in the ACA implementation”

Sexo y la Ciudad: Sexual, Ethnic, and Social Identity Intersections of Latino Gay Men in New York City.

“While Latino gay men have been the focus of HIV prevention efforts for decades, there remains a dearth of Latino gay male-specific HIV interventions. As part of a formative assessment to adapt an HIV prevention intervention, this study explored the process in which urban immigrant Latino gay men negotiate their ethnic, sexual and social identity.”

A Growing Crisis among Hispanic/Latinos: The HIV and Hepatitis Co-infection Epidemic

“This is especially seen in the Deep South where, for example, the Hispanic/Latino population in South Carolina has increased by 148% in the past decade, and where there are disparate contexts for US versus foreign-born Hispanics, in terms of access to healthcare.”

SOMOS: Evaluation of an HIV Prevention Intervention for Latino Gay men

“In order to address these speci?c issues, a multilayered HIV intervention was designed to incorporate and integrate psychosocial and community factors through multiple session groups, social marketing and community presentations.”

The CHANGE Model of Capacity Building Assistance

“The CHANGE (Customized, Holistic, Analytical, Network-building, Grassroots, Evaluatory) approach entails an integrated CBA-model emphasizing community and programmatic diagnosis and reflection and the enhancement of staff skills through tailored curricula in six areas: community-assessment, target-refinement, recruitment and retention, basic skills, program implementation, and evaluation.”

The State of Latinos in the Deep South

“Existing AIDS prevention organizations and health departments are constrained by a severe shortage of bilingual and bicultural health professionals in the region. Despite the rise of HIV infection among Latino residents in the South, many individuals do not discover their HIV-positive status until they are too sick to benefit fully from available treatments.”

Interventions Targeting Latinas

“Gender inequalities, socioeconomic disadvantage, violence, abuse, and nonculturally responsive and salient prevention messages and programmatic responses to the epidemic have been identified as factors that increase the risk of HIV in Latinas.”

LATINO COMMISSION ON AIDS 2012 Annual Program Summary Report

“In 2012, the Commission marked the 10th Anniversary of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on October 15th and launched the first-ever National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD) on May 15th. After six years working in the South, we opened a satellite office in North Carolina, expanding outreach, training, research, and organizing opportunities to ensure new Hispanic leadership advocates for the health needs of our communities.”


“To ensure the delivery of customized and effective HIV and AIDS health education messages
and HIV testing opportunities to Latinos in New York City in non-traditional venues, the Latino Religious Leadership Program (LRLP) engages Latino communities of faith through comprehensive programming, including the allocation of small grants. All activities were conducted in Spanish or bi-lingual (English-Spanish) to meet the needs of the target population. During the 2011-2012 program year, 27 communities of faith participated, representing a range of denominations and neighborhoods of New York City.”


“The Dennis deLeon Sustainable Leadership Institute (DdLSLI), a project of the Latino Commission on AIDS (the Commission), is a space for emerging community leaders to enhance and develop leadership skills in order to impact local, state and federal health HIV/AIDS policies affecting Latinos in the Deep South.”


“The 2010-2011 program year begins in July and organize community events in each COF from December
2010 thru June 20, 2011. Between January and June 2011, participating Communities
of Faith were required to conduct one monthly health education workshop and one annual HIV testing event. LRLP staff supported these activities by offering 4 capacity building events, 3 citywide community events, and by assisting in the coordination of the workshops and testing events as requested by the Communities of Faith.”

National Latino Aids Awereness Day Annual Report 2010

“Every year, since 2003, the Latino Commission on AIDS partners with local, regional, and national organizations to mobilize a broad and farreaching consortium of community based organizations, leaders from the Latino community, city and state health departments, and elected officials. Through press conferences, health fairs, cultural celebrations, and other activities, Latinos/Hispanics around the country recognize the tremendous toll HIV has taken on their local and national communities and the importance of prevention and care through HIV testing”


“This new decade, LDSP will continue the process of network-building and fostering collaboration among organizations and institutions addressing health disparities in emerging Latino populations, including HIV/AIDS related services to Latinos, especially Latino migrants and immigrants. It will also link CBOs and other Latino-serving organizations with regional and national resource networks and civil society networks, and conduct gap and resource analyses of the emerging Latino population and its service providers in the region.”

Latino Commission on AIDS Annual Report 2009

“2010 will mark asignificant change in how we address the impact of HIV/AIDS in the United States and its territories. The economic crisis, Health Care Reform and the new HIV/AIDS strategy implementation will continue to define how we respond to the various health challenges in our communities.”

New York State Responds To The Latino HIV/AIDS Crisis and Plans for Action

“By working with community partners across the state, the Commission engaged individuals living with HIV/AIDS, service providers, community advocates, peer educators and community gate keepers familiar with the needs of Latino populations to participate in this process to identify priorities, challenges and develop recommendations for improving existing services.”

Shaping the New Response: HIV/AIDS & Latinos in the Deep South

“A two-year fact-finding and cooperation program led by the Latino Commission on AIDS in seven southern states found evidence that Latinos are being infected with HIV at disproportionate rates and that the trend is accelerating. Although new diagnoses among AfricanAmericans are the highest in the South, Latino rates are substantially greater than non-Latino Whites while prevention messages and educational programs only sporadically reach them.”

HIV Prevention for Immigrant and Migrant Communities

“The Special Populations Research and Training Initiative on Immigrants and Migrants is intended to assist community HIV/AIDS educators in developing effective HIV prevention strategies which will overcome the barriers to prevention for New York’s immigrant and migrant populations”

Good Intentions are not Enough! Latino Halth Disparities and Barriers to Health Care Access

“The reality is that Latinos are facing a health care crisis. More than 36% of Latino adults do not have health insurance and the consequences are often devastating. Uninsured Latinos are two-three times more likely to go without needed health care resulting in higher rates of preventable disease and premature death.”

Reducing the Stigma of HIV/AIDS Through Understanding, Compassion, and Action

“This manual aims at reducing the stigma affecting People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), particularly women, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities (LGBT), and Intravenous Drug Users (IVDU). This guide offers information about stigma associated with HIV/AIDS in our communities and its psychosocial effects”

Celebrando la Vida en Comunidad: Guía de Recursos Litúrgicos Sobre el VIH/SIDA

“La Guía de Recursos Litúrgicos Sobre el VIH/SIDA del Proyecto de Liderazgo Religioso Latino pretende ser un instrumento generador de solidaridad, amor, acción, comprensión y principalmente de espíritu comunitario, y como símbolo de esperanza en la jornada para responder a la crisis mundial del VIH/SIDA.”

Crystal Methamphetamine and Latinos in New York Citi: One Organization’s Perspective

“The reality of a Crystal Methamphetamine (a.k.a. crystal meth, chalk, speed, tiza, Tina, Christina Aguilera) epidemic among the Latino population in New York is only now coming to the attention of public health authorities in New York because of the link to STD and HIV transmission”