Navigation Links
New Survey Shows Solutions to Improve Latinos' Access to Health Care in California
Date:3/10/2008

More than 100 Latino leaders in California participated

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latinos are expected to become the largest ethnic group by 2011 and the majority of California's population by 2040. One third of the Latino community in California is uninsured, the highest rate among all ethnic groups.

"In an election year when the only thing politicians are discussing with regard to the Latino community is immigration, there seems to be a lack of understanding," said co-author of the survey and MAYA President Luis Vasquez-Ajmac. "Latinos, African-Americans, and other minority groups also care deeply about health and education. Through the U.S. Health Disparities Forum, it is our goal that legislators hear one voice."

The survey's findings, released today by the Latino Issues Forum and MAYA at the U.S. Health Disparities Forum, suggest policy solutions to decrease health disparities among Latinos in California. These solutions include:

1. Require all health care plans to cover preventive screenings, disease management and health assistance programs (such as smoking cessation, nutrition counseling, etc.);

2. Develop a bilingual media campaign about prevalent illnesses among Latinos and prevention strategies;

3. Collect demographic data to ensure health plans deliver quality and equitable health care;

4. Invest in local communities to provide active living environments;

5. Develop clear guidelines for the public to measure the quality of care they receive.

"The input from Latino leaders provides a road map for movement building and policy creation to ensure that the Latino community's health needs are addressed," said co-author Sarah Mercer from the Latino Issues Forum.

Additional solutions include the integration of promotoras (outreach workers in the Hispanic community responsible for raising awareness of health and educational issues); the creation of policies to reduce the consumption of unhealthy food including mandating menu labeling, banning trans fats, and regulating junk food advertising; and the establishment of a certification program for medical interpreters and cultural competency.

About the Latino Leaders Health Care Priorities Survey

Using an online survey, MAYA and the Latino Issues Forum interviewed over 100 Latino leaders across California representing a broad range of interests. These responses include policy priorities, barriers, most effective outreach methods and potential policy solutions to improve the health of Latinos in California. The complete report is available upon request.

MAYA, a brand building agency, has 20 years of experience in thought leadership in minority health care. The firm's clients include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Johns Hopkins University and the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), among others. For more information on MAYA, visit http://www.MAYAdc.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE MAYA
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Part-Time Practice Trends Intensify Physician Shortage According to AMGA and Cejka Search 2007 Physician Retention Survey
2. New Harris Survey Finds That Most Baby Boomers Underestimate Disability Risk
3. Independent Survey Names CyberKnife(R) System Most Widely Used Extracranial Radiosurgery Technology
4. High Numbers of Children With Special Needs Have Health Insurance, Regular Caregivers, HRSA Survey Finds
5. Template-Free Electronic Medical Record Wins AAFP User Satisfaction Survey.
6. New WBL Foundation Survey Shows Robust Pool of Women Available for Corporate Board Service
7. New Survey Shows 90 Percent of Women Do Not Fully Understand the Calories They Eat
8. SpineMark, NeuStrategy Partner to Conduct Nations First Spine COE Survey(TM)
9. National Survey Reveals Most Renters Want What They Do Not Have: On-Site Workout Facilities
10. Prescription for Change: New Survey Shows ePrescribing Connecting with its Biggest Skeptics ... Physicians
11. Baby Boomers Confused About Medicare, According to Recent NAIC Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize critical ... leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their smiles. ... , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or knocked-out ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing news of the ... Care Association™ (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer look at cases ... illustrates the prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, and identifies the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading medical technology company focused ... full year ended December 31, 2015 on Monday, February 29, 2016 after the market ... community following the release at 4:30 PM ET. Investors interested in participating by phone ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... For additional information contact Phyllis Strupp 480-488-5858 , Brain improves with age, ... Guide to Brain Training" by award-winning author Phyllis Strupp explains how brain ... 16, 2016. A free review copy is available to the media at NetGalley ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... IDEX Health & ... PEEK-lined stainless steel (PLS) columns combine the strength of traditional stainless steel with ... of biological samples while operating at ultra-high pressures of 20,000 psi. The higher ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... SUNNYVALE, Calif. , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Warren Kocmond , formerly Executive Vice President ... the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.  ... been expanded, and now include Global Commercial Operations ... and Customer Service.  Mr. Kocmond will continue to ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ), today announced ... full year ended December 31, 2015. ... year for Vanda with the continued growth of HETLIOZ ... HETLIOZ for Non-24," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda,s ... U.S. product portfolio builds on this success and underscores ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... LEXINGTON, Massachusetts , February 10, 2016 --> ... Japan .  --> Japan .  ... Japan .  With submission, Shire continues to ... --> With submission, Shire continues to ... With submission, Shire continues to strengthen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: