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PART ONE: Latino Populations in the United States 1. Latino Health Policy: Beyond Demographic Determinism Angelo Falcon, Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, and Carlos W. Molina 2. Latino Health Status: Framework for Knowledge Building Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ruth Enid. Zambrana 3. Latino Access to Health Care: The Role of Insurance, Managed Care and Institutional Barriers J. Emilio Carrillo, Fernando M. Trevi?o, Joseph R. Betancourt, and Alberto Coustasse PART TWO: Latino Life Stages and Health 4. The Early Years: The Health of Children and Youth Glenn Flores, Ruth Enid Zambrana 5. The Reproductive Years: The Health of Latinas Aida L. Giachello 6. The Later Years: The Health of Elderly Latinos Valentine M. Villa, Fernando M. Torres-Gil 7. Latino Mental Health and Treatment in the United States William A. Vega, Margarita Alegria PART THREE: Patterns of Chronic Diseases Among Latinos 8. The Impact of Cancer on Latino Populations Amelie G. Ramirez, Lucina Suarez 9. Cardiovascular Disease Eliseo Perez-Stable, Teresa Juarbe, and Gina Moreno-John 10. Diabetes Jose Alejandro Luchsinger 11. Gender, Context, and HIV Prevention among Latinos Hortensia Amaro, Rodolfo R. Vega, and Dellanira Valencia PART FOUR: Occupational Health and the Latino Workforce 12. Occupational Health among Latino Workers in the Urban Setting Rafael Moure-Eraso, George Friedman-Jimenez 13. Health and Occupational Risks of Latinos Living in Rural America Kathryn Azevedo, Hilda Ochoa Bogue PART FIVE: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use among Latinos 14. Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems among Latinos in the United States Raul Caetano, Frank Hector Galvan 15. Tobacco Use among Latinos Gerardo Marin 16. Latino Drug Use: Scope, Risk Factors, and Reduction Strategies Andres G. Gil, William A. Vega 17. Latino Health Policy: A Look to the Future