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Lilly Partners With the National Council of La Raza to Fight Chronic Disease
Date:7/13/2008

betes when compared to non-Hispanic whites. They are also less likely to receive regular, continuous care to combat their serious health conditions(3).

Factors that contribute to poor health outcomes among Hispanics include language and cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care and lack of health insurance(4).

Guide Book to Better Health

Buena Salud, Buena Vida - Su Guia de Recursos de Salud is aimed at overcoming some of the health obstacles Hispanic Americans face by providing useful information and resources in Spanish. The 148-page book includes an extensive listing of specific resources in each state where people can access useful programs and agencies in their area. Several of the resources are specific to the Hispanic community. The content of the book is also available online at http://www.lillyforbetterhealth.com. In addition, the book will also be made available to NCLR local affiliates via their national headquarters and at health fairs and other events around the country.

"For the past 130 years, it has been Lilly's mission to provide 'Answers that Matter'," said Jack Bailey, a vice president at Lilly. "Whether these answers are in the form of drugs that treat some of the world's most urgent medical needs, disease management programs that improve patient care, or the general health care information found in our book, our goal is to help people live better lives," Bailey said.

Prevention and Access

The CDC emphasizes prevention, indicating that although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable. According to the CDC, "much of the illness, disability, and death associated with chronic disease is avoidable through known prevention measures. Key measures include practicing a healthy lifestyle (e.g., regular physical activity, healthy eating and avoiding tobacco use) and the
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