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
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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