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Health disparities are differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific U.S. population groups, such as Latinos.
Latinos suffer various disparities in cancer, chronic disease, obesity and other conditions.
And because of socioeconomic and cultural disparities in health care—language barriers, cultural myths, less education and income, and a lack of access to care or health insurance, etc.—Latinos are more likely than whites to forego or delay receiving timely healthcare services for illnesses and injuries, putting them at risk for suffering worse health-related outcomes.
Health disparities are especially alarming given the rapidly growing Latino population, already the nation’s largest minority group. By 2050, about 30% of people will be Latino.
What Can Be Done?
The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio investigates the causes and solutions to Latino health disparities in South Texas and the nation.
View the IHPR’s evidence-guided disparities research.
View the IHPR’s educational and research materials on disparities.
Stay updated on all things health disparities at the IHPR’ SaludToday Blog.
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