Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Sheryl Strasser PhD, MPH, MSW, MCHES

Second Advisor

Johnny Gossett Jr.


The prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States is on the rise. In 2015, 26% of all HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Hispanic and Latinos. To effectively combat the prevalence of HIV in this population, it is necessary to examine the efficacy and accessibility of current interventions. Printed educational materials (i.e. pamphlets, brochures, and fact sheets) are low-cost and effective intervention strategies if the material is clear to the reader. This study aims to provide further evidence of the understandability of printed educational resources on safe sex practices and HIV in health clinics