Cecilia Portugal

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PURPOSE Despite a high prevalence of voluntary home smoking bans and laws protecting Californians from exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in the workplace, many Hispanic/Latino (H/L) residents of multiunit housing (MUH) are potentially exposed to SHS from neighboring apartments. An advocacy/policy intervention was implemented to reduce tobacco-related(More)
To better understand social and structural changes needed to maximize community-based participation in emergency preparedness, 27 organizations, representing 12 states, participated in a study of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. The study assessed social change needs (social will, community readiness, assets, and barriers) and structural needs(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare survey response rates and preferences for 3 modes of survey administration in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Adult RA patients were identified from Kaiser Permanente Southern California's electronic medical records. One hundred patients each were randomly assigned to telephone, mail with followup letter, and mail with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess racial/ethnic differences in the use of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) among California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Medi-Cal patient level data for 5,385 DMARD recipients between ages 18 and 100 years with at least 1 diagnosis of RA (International Classification of Disease,(More)
Restricted by Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) provisions, the tobacco industry employs corporate sponsorship of communities of color (e.g., sponsoring community cultural events and/or chambers of commerce) to secure their stronghold. The Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Network (H/LaTEN) initiated efforts to counter these marketing forms within the(More)
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