Belief and traditions that impact the latino healthcare claudia medina, md, mha, mph program director • cultural issues play a major role in patient compliance belief and traditions that impact the latino healthcare. The recently passed health-care-reform law will help ease that disparity through measures to make insurance available to the low-income uninsured, a population that is disproportionately latino. Breaking health care news - get the latest from the dallas news read it here first urge candidates to debate in texas hd 102 and 112, deplore the saudi assault on yemen and were impressed. To explore how expanding medicaid can mitigate these disparities in health care, we compared how insured and uninsured low-income hispanics fare in terms of access to health care and preventive health services.
Rundberg community and latino healthcare forum rundberg initiative members, work closely to increase behavior change and access to information and health services lets get connected to be part of our social community, follow us on facebook or subscribe to our youtube channel. Texas also does the worst job in the nation at caring for hispanics and manages only somewhat better with african-americans even the rich are affected in the report, texas ranks 41st in. Hhit is a resource intended meet the healthcare needs of the uninsured, under-served, and under-represented hispanic population hhit is a resource intended meet the healthcare needs of the uninsured, under-served, and under-represented hispanic population. Educational attainment: according to a 2015 us census bureau report, 66 percent of hispanics in comparison to 92 percent non-hispanic whites have a high school diploma 148 percent of hispanics in comparison to 342 percent of non-hispanic whites have a bachelor's degree or higher.
The data summarized in this chapter raise a number of critical issues for public and private policy makers concerned about the well being of hispanics in the united states, for health care providers, and for the health care system more generally. The latino healthcare forum's vision is a nation free of disparities in health and healthcare our goals include: supporting a positive transformation of the healthcare system and building a high-value healthcare system that requires insuring the uninsured, making coverage more secure for those who have it and improving the quality of care for all. Reducing health disparities for hispanic children with special health care needs february 2013 a report to the us maternal and child health bureau. Emerging issues in hispanic health was a part of the national academies' effort to develop a larger, broad-scale study of hispanics in the united states to explore the demographic, economic, and social trends affecting the hispanic population in the areas of health, education, labor, immigration, community development, and others. Hhit focuses on being the safety net for the patients that are hindered by the safety net or lack thereof hhit takes pride in its ability and capacity in the field of population management with great detail on the hispanic unfunded and undocumented population within our fractured healthcare systems.
A unique feature of hispanic health care international is the availability of all abstracts in both english and spanish each article is reviewed by at least two experts on the topic. Houston, texas major health issues facing minority communities stephen l williams, med, mpa, director in houston hispanics/latinos and blacks or african in health care setting, racism leads to differences. Hispanic wellness coalition (hwc) hispanic wellness coalition is a non-profit entity whose mission is to provide opportunities for access to health care and information through the north texas wellness fair and other programs designed. Poor health outcomes, unfortunately, are a common reality in the hispanic community from a lack of insurance and access to health care to high-risk environments, there is a significant need to educate hispanics on health issues and increase their access to health care services. Hispanics and health care in the united states ii hispanics and chronic disease in the us by gretchen livingston, susan minushkin and d’vera cohn chronic conditions have large impacts on us health and medical spending.
Special educational guide department of health and human services easy recipe to follow as cultural competency necessitates grappling with issues that are delivering cultural competent health care to hispanics ¡si se puede – it can be done. Health, united states, trend tables with data for hispanic/latino population tables of summary health statistics from the national health interview survey health of hispanic adults: united states 2010-2014. Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the kaiser family foundation is a nonprofit organization based in menlo park, california post to cancel. For information on geriatrics and older hispanic/latino americans, see stanford's ethno med health and health care of hispanic/latino american older adults this is an on-line learning module, but you can download the module as a pdf and print the cultural profile by filling out a short survey.
Texas news and current events from dallas, austin, houston and more from public news service public news service is an independent media provider of audio news stories. Health problems such as the obesity epidemic, higher rates of diabetes, cancer and heart disease, healthcare policy makers, media professionals, austin/travis county health and human services department 2015 critical health indicators 6. Hispanic health research center the hispanic health research center (hhrc) was established at the brownsville campus of the uthealth school of public health in 2003 through funding from the national center on minority health and health disparities at the national institutes of health.
Finally, i hope hispanics living in houston / harris county, all the stakeholders and policy makers will find this profile useful in understanding and examining the health disparities and in advocating for health equity. Hhit is a resource intended meet the healthcare needs of the uninsured, under-served, and under-represented hispanic population.
Hispanic obesity: an american crisis 2 3 nhcsl executive committee leadership president section identifies health care costs attributed to obesity and their impact on latinos and states the size of the projected non-hispanic white population4 some states traditionally have higher latino populations (eg, california, texas, new york. While there are many issues affecting the hispanic community which texas health care needs to address, the most common problem is the lack of hispanic health care access the rising costs of health insurance together with the rising costs of medical care are impacting many hispanic families. Health care encountered by hispanics is detailed through a review of relevant literature, with special emphasis on the key barriers - demographics (socioeconomic status, educational achievement), language, and culture.