Limited English Proficiency, Health, and Healthcare among Older Immigrants
This project will investigate how social connectedness and neighborhood/community characteristics (e.g., ethnic density, health service environments in the neighborhood) influence the link between limited English proficiency (LEP) and health/healthcare.
- Explore the direct and interactive roles of social connectedness and neighborhood characteristics (1) in the relation between LEP and health and (2) in the relation between LEP and healthcare.
Long Term Impact
- Effective interventions will reduce language barriers and ensure access to appropriate health services for diverse LEP populations.