Latinx Community Health

Latinx Health

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health states that the Latinx community's "health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance."  However, the Commonwealth fund has noted that in spite of "lower average incomes and worse access to care Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to die from many of the leading causes of death."  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals within the Latinx community are more likely to develop chronic health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.  It is important to note that one's country of origin as well as being born in the US or not, impacts health outcomes.

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