Hispanic / Latino health

National Survey Shows Hispanic Mothers Want Support for their Infant Feeding Choices

Hispanic mothers want to continue making their own infant feeding decisions and they want unrestricted access to infant feeding information, according to a recent national survey.

Una nueva herramienta móvil

Una nueva herramienta móvil

The Spanish-language version of the all-purpose government portal USA.gov is now even more accessible at GobiernoUSA.gov.

One of the brightest Lone Stars

Texas is a big state with a big population. To be singled out as one of the most powerful and influential people in the Lone Star state is quite an achievement, and it's one that Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., can now celebrate.

Get all the facts about the Minority Health Professions Foundation

One of the Alliance's missions is to raise 'cultural proficiency' among providers. What does the term mean and why is it significant in the medical treatment of Hispanics?

DaimlerChrysler Donates Safety Seats to Save Minority Kids’ Lives

Each year, thousands of children in the U.S. are killed or injured in car accidents because they were not riding in child safety seats or because the seats were not installed properly - and a disproportionate amount of those children are African American or Hispanic.

Researchers Identify Gene for Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican Americans

The recent discovery of the major susceptibility gene for type 2 diabetes in Mexican Americans—10.6% of whom are inflicted with the disease—is being hailed as a major accomplishment. This finding, previously considered a genetic impossibility, will ultimately result in medical advancement for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Fair Care Act to Help the Uninsured

According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, although the number of Americans who are without health insurance declined since 1998, Hispanics and other racial and ethnic groups continue to comprise a disproportionate number of the overall uninsured.

Internet to Provide Health Care Information to Hispanics

Because the number of Hispanics with access to the Internet continues to increase several times faster than for any other minority group, providing health care information online is quickly becoming an effective way to reach Spanish speaking health consumers.

Hispanic Health Information Is Just a Phone Call Away

Hispanics continue to face substantial health disparities, including underinsurance, a lack of linguistically and culturally competent health care providers, and disproportionately high rates of serious chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

To help spread the word about this serious health threat, Baldo co-creators Hector Cantú and Carlos Castellanos partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

New Year, New Resources

New Year, New Resources

What better way to start 2010 than by resolving to stock your nursing toolbox with a new supply of resources for improving the health of culturally diverse patients and communities

Is Healthy People 2010 Ignoring Hispanics?

The ambitious goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Healthy People 2010 program is to ensure good health and long life for all Americans...

Get All the Facts About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health was founded in 1973 by a group of mental health professionals to improve the treatment of Hispanics by the mental health system. Within a few short years, the group had expanded its mission to addressing the health care needs of Hispanic families. Thirty-one years later its mission is multifaceted and includes helping consumers and providers, as well as promoting the appropriate use of technology, improving the science base for accurate decision making, and promoting philanthropy.

A Harvest of Hope

Meet five Hispanic nurses who are making a difference in improving the quality of health care for migrant farm workers

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Hispanic Community

Patient-centered, culturally sensitive approaches are the key to meeting the needs of Hispanic/Latino patients with dementia, diabetes and other clinical co-morbidities.

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

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