Rural Areas Confronting Challenge Of Providing Health Services To Influx Of Hispanic Immigrants

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As the number of Hispanics in rural areas increases, care providers are re-examining how they deliver health services and trying to find ways to overcome cultural and language barriers, the AP/High Plains Journal reports. The Hispanic population in rural areas increased from 1.4 million in 1980 to 2.7 million in 2000, when the latest census was conducted. Hispanics made up 3% of rural residents in 1980 and 5.5% by 2000, the AP/Journal reports.

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