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Hispanics in US mountain west region face healthcare access obstacles

By David Claudio, Sally Moyce, Liz Aghbashian, Génesis Chávez Reyes and Danika Comey

The Hispanic immigrant community in the U.S. Intermountain West – a region located between the Rocky Mountains on the east and Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada on the west – is growing at a significant rate. Hispanic immigrants from South and Central America are flocking to the area to respond to the boom in construction, service and tourism jobs. However, communities in the area are ill-prepared to welcome Hispanic immigrants to their communities despite the desperate need to fill the jobs that the tourism economy relies upon.

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