EricMoreno77 published the change Classes in Illinois Look to Empower Latino Parents in the Hub Salud America! 1 day, 20 hours ago
Latinos are already the largest and youngest racial and ethnic minority group in the United States. The health and success of this growing population will be key to the overall prosperity of the country. Groups across the country have found numerous innovative ways to help Latinos obtain access to the resources available to them.
In DeKalb, […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Univ. of Michigan to offer free tuition to some in-state students in the Hub Salud America! 2 days, 20 hours ago
Obtaining an education is one of the key social determinants of health. While Latinos have made great strides in this area in recent years – high school dropout rates are at an all-time low and two- and four-year college enrollments for Latinos is at an all-time high – Latinos still lag behind other racial and ethnic minorities in obtaining col […]
Where you live has an undeniable impact on your overall health. Lack of access to spaces for physical activity, healthy food choices, and health care options often plague those that live in low-income neighborhoods. This includes many Latino families.
This confluence of conditions often lead to residents becoming overweight and/or obese and […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource New Guide Answers the Question: What is Health Equity? in the Hub Salud America! 6 days, 20 hours ago
As defined by the Health Equity Institute, health equity is the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” This means that everyone, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, belief system, or economic status has an opportunity to achieve the best health possible.
Many low-income and minority groups, including Lat […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Healthcare Costs Level Out; Still Outpace Wages & Inflation in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
Despite significant gains made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Latinos still remain the largest uninsured population in the country. A lack of access to health care has been one of the most persistent causes of health inequity for many Latino families.
One of the main barriers to access is often the cost associated with health […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Proposal to Give All Young Adults in CA Health Care Fails to Pass in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 1 day ago
Access to healthcare is one of the main inequities that many Latinos regularly face. Despite being the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the country, they are still the largest uninsured group in the nation.
In California, an effort has been underway for quite some time to help alleviate the problem. However, it has faced a […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Latino Immigrant Families Often Forego Health Care Services in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 2 days ago
For many immigrant families, the current political climate adds a great deal of stress to their lives. Many Latinos already face inequities in health care; they are still the largest uninsured population in the U.S.
In South Carolina (5.2% Latino population), this stress is now manifesting in even harsher ways. According to a report in The […]
Latinos are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. According to 2014 Pew Research study, about over 17.9 million of the nation’s Latino population is younger than 18. Nearly 25% all Latinos are Millennials (ages 18-33 in 2014). Overall, nearly six-in-ten Hispanics are Millennials or younger.
As Millennials become a l […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Report Details Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Chicago in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 6 days ago
Across the country, Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions than whites. These health disparities manifest themselves in several ways.
These inequities are rooted in social disadvantage and affect educational attainment, income and personal wealth, housing, and mental and physical health.
Chicago (29.09% Latino population), […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Coalition Forms to Get Access to Public Services for Latinos in SF in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks ago
The city of San Francisco (15.1% Latino population) has long been a hub for the Latino community. However, as the city by the bay has grown in importance as one of the centers of the U.S. tech industry, many long-time Latino residents are struggling to keep up with the cost of living there.
A new organization has been formed to help serve […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Latino Parenting Master Classes Help Young Kids Succeed in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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.
The long-term health and success of Latinos is going to be crucially important to the United States for decades to come. In the Pacific Northwest community of Walla Wall, WA (23.68% Latino p […]
EricMoreno77 published the salud hero At-Risk Residents Get a Cooking Class You Can Take Home for Dinner in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Noemi Villarreal sees Latinos in San Antonio struggle with disease, and wants to help. That’s why she has helped launch family support connectors, and also developed farmers markets in the Eastside, a heavily Latino section of the city. The farmers markets did not work.
How could Villarreal and neighborhood leaders still bring cooking and n […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Heavily Latino-Populated States are the Best for Jobs in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks, 3 days ago
According to the recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 138,000 jobs in May with the overall unemployment rate falling to 4.3%. This is the lowest the rate has been in 16 years.
While the job rate was not as high as had been predicted, these are indicators that the economy overall has sufficiently rebounded from […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Nearly Half of all Americans Struggle Financially in Retirement in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Stress is a major problem for many Americans, including Latinos.
Everyday stresses—such as paying bills and juggling childcare—can have short- and long-term health effects, such as a stomach ache, higher blood pressure, etc., the American Psychological Association (APA) reports.
One of the greatest stressors plaguing Latino families has […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Medical Nonadherence: A Growing Health Problem for Latinos in the Hub Salud America! 3 weeks ago
Many Latinos face numerous barriers that keep them from attaining the best healthcare possible. These range from a lack of access and a lack of coverage to a language barriers and cultural stigmas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently uncovered another barrier: medical nonadherence.
According to the CDC, not […]
EricMoreno77 published the salud hero Every Little Step Counts for Latino Child Physical and Mental Health in the Hub Salud America! 3 weeks, 1 day ago
In Arizona, 1 in 10 people have diabetes. Yolanda Konopken of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul knows this first hand. Her program to help families manage diabetes has been at full capacity for years in Phoenix (41.3% Latino). Konopken wanted to do more to prevent unhealthy weight from causing diabetes in younger children. She had an idea to […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Large Numbers of Older Latinos Have Tapped into Retirement Accounts in the Hub Salud America! 3 weeks, 2 days ago
A recent poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that older Latinos are more likely than whites or African Americans to borrow money from a retirement account.
Whether do to a pressing financial concern or a medical emergency, 34% of all Latinos surveyed (compared to 24% of whites and 25% of African […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Americans without a College Degree Struggle Financially in the Hub Salud America! 4 weeks ago
Latinos have made great strides in education in recent years, with more enrolling two- and four-year colleges and universities than ever before. However, there is still a significant gap between Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities in obtaining college degrees.
Education is one of the main determinants of health; the more education […]
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