The need for Spanish language and culturally-appropriate HIV resources is great as 21% of U.S. HIV/AIDS cases are among Hispanic individuals. On the TARGET Center site are dozens of Spanish language resources designed to help meet that demand, developed by Ryan White agencies and HRSA to improve HIV care delivery. The TARGET Center saw fit to expand this collection over the past year, with special coding to make it easier for site visitors to find materiales en español.
Who Are Our Visitors?
Five percent of visitors to this site have Spanish as their primary browser language. The proportions are small but significant and needed given that 22.2% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients are Hispanic , according to HRSA’s 2014 Client Level Data. The RWHAP serves Spanish-speaking clients in every state and territory. HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau has a fairly long track record of developing initiatives targeting Hispanic individuals living with HIV (see sidebar).
A Sampling of Spanish Language Tools
Below is a sampling of this site’s Spanish language collection of materials , from tools to help consumers get health coverage and get engaged in planning as well as provider resources like a guide of best practices on reaching and engaging PLWH in care.
- Obtenga cobertura para una vida sana (Get Covered for a Healthy Life)
- Plain Language Glossary of Health Care Enrollment Terms : English/Spanish Comparison Table
- Conectando con los cuidados: en respuesta a las necesidades no satisfechas de VIH (Connecting to Care: Addressing Unmet Need in HIV)
- Compendio para el consumidor (Planning Council Primer)
Note that several items are listed just once on the Spanish language landing page but contain entire families of Spanish language tools within their collections, like Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers).
Resources from the U.S./Mexico Border AETC Project (UMBAST)
- Stigma and HIV: Addressing Engagement in Care for Latino MSMAalong the U.S./Mexico Border
- Clinician’s Reference Guide to Curanderismo
- Information for Health Care Providers with Patients Who Have Been Detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Information for Providers Assisting HIV Patients Returning to Mexico and Central America/Información para Proveedores que Asisten a Pacientes que Regresan a México y los Países de Centro América