Sunday, May 28, 2017

Health Equity

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Facebook Charity’s Unique Plan to Get more Latino Kids to Go to College

A quality education is key to health, science shows. Latinos are making progress in educational achievement. The Latino high-school dropout rate is at an all-time low. Graduation rates are at an all-time high. More Latinos...
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How to Successfully Screen Latino Toddlers for Autism

A few years ago, only 1 in 10 Latino children were screened for autism when they came in for well-child visits at Unity Health Care's Upper Cardozo Health Center in Washington, D.C. None were flagged...

Dr. Lyft: Free Rides Help Patients Make It to Medical Appointments

Latinos often face hurdles like language, culture, and cost to get proper healthcare, which contributes to heavier disease burdens and health inequities. Transportation is another big hurdle to healthcare access. In fact, 3.6 million patients miss...
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Life Expectancy for Latinos Differs by 20 Years in Some US Counties

Fact: Where you greatly impacts how healthy you will be. Lifespans differs by as much as 20 years at birth between the longest- and shortest-rated counties United States, revealing massive health inequities in different parts...
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Latinos and the State of Unemployment Insurance and Government Benefits

By Jackie Edwards Contributing Writer Unemployment insurance and government benefits are available to qualifying Latinos who lawfully reside in this country, federal policy states. Many Latino homes could benefit from this aid. In fact, more than 5% of...
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How Two Towns Saved Swimming Pools from Demolition

Swimming may be the perfect physical activity to help Latino kids achieve good health. But city governments often make the "painful choice to shut their pools to save the budget," according to a New York...
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Latinos Still Least Likely to Have Health Insurance, If Trumpcare or Obamacare

Only about 1 in 10 people don't have health insurance in 2017. That means far more people are covered with health insurance now than in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, went...
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Latinos Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Heart Device

Latino and black patients were less likely to be offered an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, a potentially lifesaving device that shocks the heart when it detects a dangerously irregular heart rhythm, according to...
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Why Are Most-Stressed-Out Cities Largely Latino?

Where you live could be impacting your stress levels (and overall health). SmartAsset, a financial company, recently examined the positive and negative factors of the largest 500 U.S. cities to determine the stress levels facing...
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Make Your Phone a Personal Quit-Smoking Coach in Spanish!

We know it’s not easy to quit smoking. You can do it with Quitxt! Quitxt is a UT Health San Antonio service that sends text messages with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South...

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