Alvarado, Josie 1999-05-11

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Josie Alvarado, a registered nurse, talks about the health care system in Lubbock and how it pertains to Hispanics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Josie Alvarado

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Date: May 11, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1: b. in Lubbock, Texas in 1942, parents, farm workers, only job for Hispanics, lived in a family oriented neighborhood, education, Bilingual, Discrimination, early marriages, family sizes, grandfather’s grocery store, entertainment, movie theatre, discrimination, could only sit in the balcony, restaurants, had to use the back door and order to go, clothing stores, education (again), cheerleading, discrimination, walked to school, Lubbock High School, Dropped out, Married at age 16, Began working at age 12, Further education, GED, LVN school, age 20, Lubbock Vocational School of Nursing, Medical care for Hispanics, 1950s – 1960s, inadequate health care, Alvarado, Josie (again), 3 children, single mother, LVN school (again), 1 year, worked 6 years as an LVN, Medical care for Hispanics (again), Discrimination, Language barrier, No translators, Not a priority, Economics, Medical care for Hispanics (continued), Alvarado, Josie (again), The first LVN to graduate from the Texas Tech nursing school, 1984, RN (Registered Nurse), More opportunities to make an impact, Wider selection of job opportunities, Doctor offices, hospitals, St. Mary’s Hospital, Community outreach program for indigent patients, Women giving birth at home, Brought to hospital for pre-natal care, Community work, Identifying people’s health care needs, Flu shots, Announced on radio show, Hour radios show, five days a week, Talked about all the services in the Lubbock area, Television program, Medical show, Hispanic Doctors, Opinions of doctors and hospitals in Lubbock, Texas, Prevention, Disease awareness and information/education, Television program (again), Alvarado, Josie (again), Home health care 3 ½ years, Medicare, Problems, Patients, Conditions

Range Dates: 1942-1999

Bulk Dates: 1942-1999

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