Latino immigrants to rural counties within North Carolina are at an increased risk for experiencing injury, health complications, and chronic illness. This is due largely to the fact that many new immigrants arrive with limited knowledge of the health and safety risks that are present in their communities. To reduce the incidence of injury and health complications, programs must be developed to increase local awareness of these risks. This article outlines the collaborative efforts of one rural North Carolina community to develop and implement a community-based health and safety event for Latino families.
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Behnke, A. O., Falk, C., & Storm, J. (2009). Health and Safety Events for Latino Families: Collaborating to Create El Día de los Niños Celebración. The Journal of Extension, 47(2), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss2/13