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U.S. Health Initiative Targets Aging Hispanics
Date:9/11/2007

According to national data, they are also less likely to receive pneumonia or flu shots or participate in cancer screenings.

"This pilot project will help these communities enhance the health and well-being of their Hispanic elderly population by encouraging the use of evidence-based information and the new benefits available under Medicare," said AHRQ director Carolyn M. Clancy in a prepared statement. "Our ultimate goal is to eliminate health care disparities for Hispanic elders and other vulnerable populations."

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For diabetes information in Spanish and in English, visit the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.



-- Madeline Vann



SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, press release, Aug. 23, 2007


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