Resources

Welcome to the PASOs Resource Page.

PASOs helps to build a stronger South Carolina by supporting Latino communities with education, advocacy, and leadership development. PASOs highly values education and aims to connect resources to our partners and clients.

Here you will find valuable online resources for Community Health Workers, Advocates, or Service Providers who can use materials to aid, educate, and connect resources to Latino clients. Information and statistical data is available on the Latino population and youth in South Carolina. Other resources cover topics relating to advocacy and immigration, as well as child health and maternal health.

Statistical Information

Statistics on Latino Population

The University of South Carolina Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies

The Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies promotes interdisciplinary and transnational research on the experiences of Latinos in South Carolina, as well as the Southeast. The Consortium works to promote the wellbeing and improve the quality of life for all South Carolina residents. Reports in English can be found on a number of topics relating to the Latino population.

Pew Hispanic Center

The Pew Research Center informs the public about attitudes, issues, and trends shaping America and the world. The Pew Hispanic Center lists current Hispanic trends in the U.S (in English).

Statistics on Children in South Carolina

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children identifies and studies
key issues facing the children of South Carolina. The 2016 report (in English) lists
data on various topics, along with recommendations for short and long term
plans of action.

RWJF County Health Indicators

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program measures health factors (i.e. obesity, access to healthy food, income inequality, etc.) annually per county in each state across the U.S. in order to build awareness on the multiple factors that affect health and improve health in communities; website is in English.

Health Widget

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) are pleased to announce the release of a new health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that when addressed will help reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.

The widget provides charts and graphs of disparities data at your fingertips. Use the widget to browse data by:

  • Disparity type—including disability, education, income, location, race and ethnicity, and sex
  • Leading Health Indicator

Information on Advocacy

Immigration

Conozca sus Derechos

A Spanish fact sheet with the rights pertaining to the police

Legal Service Providers

An English list of legal service providers in South Carolina

American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council works towards equality and justice for immigrants, while challenging myths about immigration. This English website includes information on a variety of topics related to immigration, including immigration reform, as well as current and future plans for advocacy.

SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

The SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center advocates for the rights of low-income South Carolinians on topics such as immigration, health care, and education.

Who Can Help Me with Immigration Issues?
The Dream Act
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) Series

Urban Institute

Urban Institute works to bring about change through research and advocacy on topics such as Immigration. Their mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research; website is in English.

Access: Serving Immigrants in South Carolina

An English report of all the resources available to immigrants in South Carolina based on a survey that was given.

SC United with Immigrants

South Carolina United with Immigrants is a coalition of organizations committed to meeting the needs of immigrants and their families in SC; website is in English.

7 Components for Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families released an infographic on the foundations to building culturally responsive programs; website is in English.

Information on Maternal and Child Health Issues

Pregnancy

March of Dimes

Information about preconception, pregnancy, and infant care. MOD is a national organization that strives to improve infants’ health by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

Todobebe

A website in Spanish for pregnant women with easy-to-read medical information, and other interesting articles and tidbits.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | folic acid

Information on folic acid.

SCDHEC WIC Program

Information in English on WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Nutrition Program supplies health education, healthy foods, and other services free of charge to families that qualify.

Postpartum Depression

National Coalition for Infant Health

An infogram in Spanish about postpartum depression and new mothers.

National Institute of Mental Health | Postpartum Depression

An article on postpartum depression, treatment, and resources.

Breastfeeding

La Leche League

Information in Spanish on breastfeeding.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Information about sexual and reproductive health. Topics include sexuality education, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and pregnancy.

SCDHEC Family Planning Program

The family planning program provides confidential reproductive services to men, women, and teens. Information in English can also be found on pregnancy health and breastfeeding.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.

Bedsider

Bedsider is an online birth control support network for women. The website provides information on birth control and sexual health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | STD Brochures

Informational brochures on various sexually transmitted diseases.

Office of Women’s Health, U.S Department of Health and Human Services

A federal government website with information on various health topics that affect women.

Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep Guide For Infants

A Spanish guide for parents and caregivers of newborn children to avoid SIDS.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Spanish

A fact sheet available in Spanish illustrating what a safe sleep environment looks like.

First Candle/SIDS Alliance

Provides a nationwide 24-hour toll-free hotline in English on ways to help infants survive and thrive and for bereavement support; the website is available in English and Spanish. The website is for expectant and new parents, parents who have experienced the death of an infant, and professionals working with families.

Diabetes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Diabetes Resources

Information on living with diabetes, as well as articles and resources that answer questions regarding diabetes that anyone may have.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Type 2 Diabetes

A fotonovela available in English and Spanish that chronicles Latina women’s stories on preventing and delaying type 2 diabetes.

Early Childhood Resources

SC Kids Count

Annie E. Casey Foundation’s English 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book focuses on key trends on child well being and offers recommendations for the future.

The Current State of Young Hispanic Children in South Carolina

PASOs, along with ICS, USC, and the Consortium for Latino and Immigration Studies partnered to release a report in English on young Hispanic children data, implications, and considerations for the future.

The Development and Home Environments of Low-Income Hispanic Children: Kindergarten to Third Grade

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released a report with findings from a longitudinal study conducted on low-income Hispanic children from kindergarten through third grade.

How Well Are Early Care and Education Providers Who Serve Hispanic Children Doing on Access and Availability?

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families released an English report identifying gaps in early care and education that low-income Hispanic families rely on for developmental and employment support.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Possibilities to Heal and Thrive

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative put together an English issue brief concerning the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and strategies to reduce negative health outcomes that are associated with ACEs.

Information on Food Stamps program

Information in English on the SNAP program provides public assistance to families or individuals that qualify for the program due to income.

MedlinePlus

Health information on children covering various topics that address physical, mental, and social health.

Medication Assistance

NeedyMeds

Help finding medications for people who can’t afford them

Mental Health

National Latino Behavioral Health Association

The National Latino Behavioral Health Association works to represent the Latino population and to bring to light the disparities that exist within the behavioral health care for Latinos; website is in English.

Local Resources