Study Setting and Data Collection

Data for this study was collected from participants at Operation Lone Star (OLS), an annual public health emergency preparedness exercise along the Texas-Mexico border. The event is a collabora- tion between various organizations, including local departments of health, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the U.S. military, institutions of higher education, and a myriad of community organizations and volunteers. The event also provides free primary, dental, and vision healthcare services to community residents. In 2015, OLS events and services took place during the week of July 27–31 at five locations across the South Texas Border from Brownsville to Laredo. Data collection for this study took place at one of the locations in Hidalgo County (home to over 800,000 people) [16] which was attended by almost 3000 county residents (children and adults) over the course of the week. As in other Texas-Mexico border counties, the overwhelming majority of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin (92%) [16]. The county is characterized by high poverty rates (a third of the population lives below the federal poverty level) and low educational attainment (36% of individuals 25 years and over do not have a high school degree) [16]. Lack of healthcare coverage is a main challenge with 43% of individuals 18–64 years old being uninsured in 2015 [17].

We employed a convenience sampling design. Data was collected in-person by trained student interviewers, some of whom were bilingual (English and Spanish). Students approached OLS attendees, who were waiting to receive health services at various stations, with information about the study and invited them to participate. Based on the participant’s preferred language, interviews were conducted in either English or Spanish. After completing the anonymous interview, participants were provided with educational material about diabetes and a bottle of water.

Academic Heros
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

Our writers are encouraged to read and research widely to have rich information before writing clients’ papers. Therefore, be it high school or PhD level paper, it will always be a well-researched work handled by experts.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

For one to become part of our team, thorough interview and vetting is undertaken to make sure their academic level and experience are beyond reproach, hence enabling us give our clients top quality work.

Free Unlimited Revisions

Once you have received your paper and feel that some issues have been missed, just request for revision and it will be done. In addition, you can present your work to the tutor and he/she asks for improvement/changes, we are always ready to assist.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All our papers are sent to the clients before the deadline to allow them time to review the work before presenting to the tutor. If for some reason we feel our writers cannot meet the deadline, we will contact you to ask for more time. If this is not possible, then the paid amount will be refunded.

Original & Confidential

Our writers have been trained to ensure work produced is free of plagiarism. Software to check originality are also applied. Our clients’ information is highly guarded from third parties to ensure confidentiality is maintained.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support team is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can reach the team via live chat, email or phone call. You can always get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

You have had a hectic day, and still need to complete your assignment, yet it is late at night. No need to panic. Place your order with us, retire to bed, and once you wake up, the paper will be ready.


Essay Writing Service

It does not matter the urgency of your paper, or the academic level, our team is ready to help you 24/7. Just contact us and all your academic needs will be sorted.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

A student is often required to write an admission letter requesting to be admitted in a certain institution. For you to be gain that admission in your dream institution, you must write a convincing letter. You can depend on our team for the best admission letters.


Editing Support

Academic writing is not just about getting information and throwing it all over. Our team will ensure you have a polished paper that is coherent and has a good flow of information. We also ensure the paper follows the correct formatting styles like APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago/Turabian.


Revision Support

If our writers write a paper but you are not satisfied in one way or another, you can always ask for revision. This is totally free. Our writers and editors will revise your paper untill you are be totally satisfied. We as well offer revision for papers not done by our writers at a small fee.