New Mexico Cares
Health Disparities Center

MSC09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

FAX: (505) 272-8045

Reducing Disparities in Child Developmental and Behavioral Health

Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine

In collaboration with Drs. McClain & Shi, the Center for Development and Disability & Sara Nelson, Sonia Medina, Azucena Molinar, & Veronica Salazr, La Comunidad Habla Community Organization

Supported by DHHS/NIH/NCRR grant #1 UL1RR031977-01, The University of New Mexico, Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)


  • Most children who need evaluation and treatment for behavioral and developmental disorders do not receive them, with extreme unmet needs among Hispanic preschool-age children.
  • Community identified need-working in collaboration with La Comunidad Habla.
  • Parental service-utilization is related to knowledge, perceptions of stigma, and perceptions of etiology.
  • The role of information needs and seeking is unknown.


  • Focus groups with parents and caretakers in the community.
  • Analysis of calls to the UNM CDD information service.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses.