It is necessary to recruit and retain of immigrant minorities for intervention studies if we are to develop and test culturally relevant interventions. There is a greater interest in the needs and contributions of immigrants as their population growth has increased, in particular recent immigrants from Central and South America, but there is little written about strategies to recruit and retain immigrants. This article describes lessons learned from two family-focused longitudinal prevention research studies of Latino immigrants in Oregon —the Adolescent Latino Acculturation Study (ALAS) and the Latino Youth and Family Empowerment Project-II (LYFE-II). Social, legal, economic, and political contexts are considered that shape Latino immigrants experiences in their home countries as well as in the United States. The implications of these contexts for effective recruitment and retention strategies are discussed.
Martinez, C. R., Jr., McClure, H. H., Eddy, J. M., Ruth, B., & Hyers, M. J. (2012). Recruitment and retention of Latino immigrant parents in prevention research. Prevention Science, 13(1), 15-26.