Durante el mes de octubre, Distrito de salud de Snohomish reconoce Nacional Latina sobre el SIDA, una campaña destinada a involucrar a la comunidad Hispana/Latina en promover la sensibilización sobre el VIH a través de pruebas, prevención y educación.
In Washington state, 12% of all individuals currently living with HIV/AIDS are Latino – but Latinos only compromise approximately 9.4% of the total population.The rates of new infections among Latino men were more than double that of white men. The rate of HIV infection among Latino women was nearly four times that of white women.
What benefits, if any, immigrants get under the health-care overhaul depends on several factors.
New state restrictions on clinics that provide abortions could leave millions of women—many of them poor and uninsured—without easy access to cancer screenings and other basic health care services.
As the health law rolls out, community clinics will be connecting Latinos to their new insurance option
In California Friday, President Barack Obama praised the health law benefits already in place and talked about the state’s health insurance marketplace. He also placed a special emphasis on touting the law to the state’s Latino population.
Obama to lay out his strategy for enrolling at least 7 million Americans in the new online health insurance marketplaces in 2014. That plan hinges on Latinos signing up for coverage — especially the young and healthy, according to senior administration officials.
The day will have two educational tracks: One for community residents to learn more about being prepared for emergencies, and another for emergency responders to learn ways to respond more effectively to a diverse community.
Low-income Americans are more likely to be satisfied with the care they receive at community health centers, called federally qualified health centers, than at mainstream health care providers.
From 2000–2008, the percentage of women who initiated breastfeeding went up from 47.4% to 58.9% for blacks, and 71.8% to 75.2% for whites. Initiation rates for Hispanics went from 77.6% to 80.0%.
About 10% of King County adults smoke, plus an additional 2% use smokeless tobacco products. About 1 in 4 12th graders report using tobacco products. Overall, smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in the county.
Interpreter services at hospitals and other medical settings are often inadequate, forcing family members, including children, to step in, or the task falls to medical staff members who may not speak the language well.
Hay más de 750 personas en el Condado de King que son latinos y tienen VIH o SIDA, y alrededor del 40% de ellos recibieron un diagnóstico tardío.