Acculturation Stress Amongst Cubans Living in Non-Traditional Locations in the United States

Authors: Cynthia Pope*, Central Connecticut State University
Topics: Medical and Health Geography, Latin America, Migration
Keywords: Cuba, medical geography, migration
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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This project asks: In what way does moving to a non-traditional location lead to “acculturation stress” amongst Cuban migrants/refugees? The goal of this project is to examine Cuban migration through a health geography lens, and to link that viewpoint to the recent changes in Cuban migration policy. Many studies analyze Cubans’ experiences in Miami since that is the primary host city. However, few studies, particularly by geographers, examine acculturation stress levels and health-seeking behavior of those who live in non-traditional receiving communities both in the United States and abroad. This poster explains the methodology and provides preliminary results of this pilot study.

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