Access to Healthcare Services

Culturally diverse underserved populations face various challenges in accessing healthcare services, including language barriers, cultural differences, lack of health insurance, socioeconomic factors, and discrimination.


Sheppard, V. B., & Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A. (2021). Bringing Color into the Picture: Addressing Cultural Factors in Cancer Clinical Trials. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 30(2), 223-227. [DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1519] 

Maternal and Child Health:

Disparities in maternal and child health outcomes persist among culturally diverse populations, including higher rates of maternal mortality, preterm birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality.


Howell, E. A., & Zeitlin, J. (2017). Quality of care and disparities in obstetrics. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, 44(1), 13-25.

Creanga, A. A., Berg, C. J., Syverson, C., Seed, K., Bruce, F. C., & Callaghan, W. M. (2017). Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States, 2006-2010. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 125(1), 5-12. 

Chronic Disease Management:

Culturally diverse populations often experience disparities in the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease due to various factors including limited access to preventive care, language barriers, and cultural beliefs.


Peek, M. E., & de Castro, E. M. (2014). Health disparities and type 2 diabetes: a review of the literature. The Diabetes Educator, 40(6), 731-744.

Islam, N. S., Wyatt, L. C., Patel, S. D., Shapiro, E., Tandon, S. D., Mukherji, B. R., … & Trinh-Shevrin, C. (2014). Evaluation of a community health worker pilot intervention to improve diabetes management in Bangladeshi immigrants with type 2 diabetes in New York City. Diabetes Educator, 40(5), 484-492.