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Hispanic and Latino Health Disparities

For Hispanic and Latinos in the U.S., health disparities impact quality of life, longevity, economic opportunities, and create health care biases.

The 2020 Census Bureau estimates there are roughly 62.1 million Hispanics in the United States, making up 19% of the nation’s population.1 Hispanics and Latinos include people of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and South and Central American descent, as well as those of other Spanish cultures and races.2 Language and religion are often the only commonalities among the various Hispanic and Latino subgroups.

Hispanic and Latino Health Disparities

The Hispanic and Latino population experiences significant health disparities with:

  • Chronic conditions
  • Access to health care
  • Preventive screenings
  • Mental health
  • Cancer

Learn more about Hispanic and Latino health disparities [PDF]

Hispanic and Latino Health Disparities Resources

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How Providers Can Help Support Hispanic and Latino Patients with Diabetes

Medical Director Dr. Munoz-Mantilla shares startling statistics regarding risk factors that impact the incidence and treatment of Hispanics and Latinos with diabetes. (Length 01:52)

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VIDEO

Diabetes Support in the Hispanic and Latino Communities

Medical Director Dr. Munoz-Mantilla encourages Hispanic and Latino customers to seek preventative care. (Length 0:55)

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Modules to Guide Diabetes Management

Module 1: An Overview

Learn about the Hispanic and Latino cultures, spirituality, and beliefs around health, illness, and treatment.

Module 2: Four Case Studies

Read case studies about Hispanic and Latino health inequities to help your patients make the most out of their doctor appointments, manage stress, and more.

1 Who is Hispanic? Pew Research Center, September 2021, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/23/who-is-hispanic/

2 About the Hispanic Population and its Origin, census.gov, accessed June 8, 2022

3 About 6 million U.S. adults identify as Afro-Latino, Pew Research Center, May 2022, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/05/02/about-6-million-u-s-adults-identify-as-afro-latino/

How Providers Can Help Support Hispanic and Latino Patients with Diabetes

Diabetes Support in the Hispanic and Latino Communities

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