Presented by California Health Care Foundation: Health Equity with a Latino Lens
As the second largest minority group in the country, Latinos represent 19% of the population and play a significant economic, social, and cultural role. They also face disproportionate health challenges, including high rates of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The absence of adequate health insurance, lack of timely access to care, language barriers, and concerns about immigration status contribute to delayed diagnoses, limited preventive services, and poorly managed chronic conditions. This look at the state of Latino health in America promotes opportunities to advance equitable health outcomes that include increasing access to affordable healthcare, expanding insurance coverage, providing culturally competent services, and addressing social determinants of health.