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Project Title

Project Title

Reducing barriers to autism care in Latino children

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Zuckerman, Katharine

Description

Description

This is a mentored Research Career Development Award to support the career development of clinical investigators in patient-oriented research. Latino children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at older ages and typically demonstrate more severe symptoms, putting them and their families at significant disadvantage. Interventions addressing family, community, and health care systems factors hold promise for improving access to ASD diagnostic services for minority children. The goal of this project is to develop an evidence-based intervention to reduce ethnic differences in ASD care among Latinos.  Investigators in this study will develop a survey of 350 Latino parents of typically-developing children and children with ASD to assess common beliefs about autism in Latino communities, and to determine which community factors, health beliefs, and health care system factors are associated with delays in ASD diagnosis. With the study’s findings, researchers will then develop a pilot community-based patient navigator intervention designed to reduce barriers to care.  In addition to developing an evidence-based intervention to improve diagnosis and treatment of ASD in Latino children, this project will also help such children achieve earlier diagnosis and better long-term prognosis.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

179521

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2017

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1SC. Conduct at least three studies to identify reasons for the health disparities in accessing early screening and diagnosis services, including identification of barriers to implementation of and access to screening, diagnosis, referral, and early intervention services among diverse populations, as defined by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and gender of the child, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Reducing barriers to autism care in Latino children (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

State/Country

State/Country

Oregon

Project Number

Project Number

1K23MH095828-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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