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.
Statistics on Latino Population
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.
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 identifies and studies key issues facing the children of South Carolina. The 2020 report (in English) lists data on various topics, along with recommendations for short and long term plans of action.
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.
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 Maternal and Child Health Issues
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.
A website in Spanish for pregnant women with easy-to-read medical information, and other interesting articles and tidbits.
Information on folic acid.
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.
An infogram in Spanish about postpartum depression and new mothers.
An article on postpartum depression, treatment, and resources.
Information in Spanish on breastfeeding.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Information about sexual and reproductive health. Topics include sexuality education, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and pregnancy.
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.
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 is an online birth control support network for women. The website provides information on birth control and sexual health.
Informational brochures on various sexually transmitted diseases.
A federal government website with information on various health topics that affect women.
Information on living with diabetes, as well as articles and resources that answer questions regarding diabetes that anyone may have.
A fotonovela available in English and Spanish that chronicles Latina women’s stories on preventing and delaying type 2 diabetes.
Early Childhood Resources
A 2018 report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families finds that early care and education use is rising among low-income Hispanic families. However, Hispanic families with limited English language abilities still face barriers to accessing early care and education.
Annie E. Casey Foundation’s English 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book focuses on key trends on child well being and offers recommendations for the future.
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 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.
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 in English on the SNAP program provides public assistance to families or individuals that qualify for the program due to income.
Health information on children covering various
Salud America! released a research review on current literature regarding Latino child development and discusses how programs and policies can be improved based on findings.
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.
When a person is living with both a substance abuse disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder, the best possible path for recovery begins with comprehensive treatment for both disorders.
Information in English on resources available to families living with addiction
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Safe and Ready Institute
The Safe and Ready Institute website provides an ‘Emergency Preparedness 101’ online training in Spanish, with other trainings available in English.
Spanish Hurricane Guide
Information on Advocacy
Fact sheet on immigrant rights to assistance and benefits.
Letter from PASOs on resources for undocumented immigrants and current immigration policy and rights.
A Spanish fact sheet with the rights pertaining to the police
An English list of legal service providers in South Carolina
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.
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 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.
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.
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 in English on ways to overcome financial barriers to prepare for college and help establish credit.