Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A “One Size Approach” to Service Delivery May Not Fit All
The Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) Grantee Implementation Evaluation (2007 to 2013) project provided a comprehensive process and output evaluation of selected ACF Healthy Marriage grantees that serve Hispanic families, addressing a key programmatic question of the HHMI: How are healthy marriage programs being implemented in order to provide services for Hispanic families? The implementation analysis revealed lessons learned that may offer assistance to other sites wishing to provide healthy marriage education services to Hispanic populations.
Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A “One Size Approach” to Service Delivery May Not Fit All describes the Hispanic population of the United States in terms of characteristics, such as age, gender distribution, economic indicators, educational attainment, nativity (U.S.-born vs. foreign-born), country of origin, generational status (immigrant or first generation vs. second or later generation), and linguistic preferences and proficiency. The brief then describes the populations served by nine Hispanic Healthy Marriage programs, and the implications of Hispanic diversity for service design, delivery, and evaluation.
See the other briefs from this project:
- Hispanics and Family-Strengthening Programs: Cultural Strategies to Enhance Program Participation
- Addressing Domestic Violence in Hispanic Healthy Relationship Programs
- Marketing, Recruitment and Retention Strategies
- Providing culturally relevant services: Programs in the Hispanic Health Marriage Initiative Implementation Evaluation