Latino Leadership Group Issues ‘National Latino Policy Agenda’
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 31 of the leading Latino civic organizations in the U.S., has released its agenda of national policy and legislative priorities on Latino issues.
The document, which will be presented to presidential candidates and delegates at the national Democratic and Republican Conventions, covers education, civil rights, immigration, economic security and improvement, health, and government accountability to give candidates an understanding of policies needed to advance the social and economic status of the Latino community in 2012 and beyond.
In the health realm, the document states: “To reverse the disparity between the health status of Latinos and the population at large, public policy must focus on expanding health insurance to the 30 percent of Latinos without coverage, investing in prevention, and improving the cultural and linguistic competence of our health care professionals.”
Read the full agenda here.
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