Graphic Novel Illustrates the Importance of Health Equity

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Latinos are the nation’s largest racial/ethnic minority group. They are expected to grow from 1 in 6 people today to 1 in 4 by 2035 and 1 in 3 by 2060.

Many Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions, also called health disparities, compared to whites.

Health inequities are at play that create these disparities. Several of these are rooted in social disadvantage based on Latinos’ lack of opportunities for educational attainment, residential segregation, and a lack of access to care.

The Center for Health Progress has recently completed a project that looks to tackle the question of health equity and inequity in a unique way.


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The organization has created an online, downloadable graphic novel called Waiting for Health Equity which it hopes will “start new conversations about the complex challenges” the state of Colorado (21.08% Latino population) faces in working toward complete health equity for everyone.

“The campaign is part story, part data, and part historical perspective,” said Joe Sammen, the Executive Director at Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU). “We hope it will be a tool for launching new discussions and challenging our own perspectives and privilege.”

You can read the issue here.

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