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.
In black and Latino communities, more than one in four people rely on Medicaid, compared with fewer than one in eight whites.
The weights of young people in the U.S. remained fairly steady over the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s — but then they began to put on pounds.
Why don’t physicians provide counseling to obese patients? — lack of financial incentives, lack of adequate training in weight management and counseling and language barriers.
Hispanics are less likely to see a doctor regularly than other ethnics groups. In fact, half of adult Hispanics reported that they did not see a doctor in 2008.
UW students team up with local community groups to raise hepatitis B awareness among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and new immigrant groups.
Hispanics can expect to live to the ripe old age of about 80 years, more than 2 years longer than non-Hispanic whites who’re looking at about 78 years.