- Author: medicaresearchinstitute.org by Dr. Glenn Flores
Latinos are the largest racial and ethnic group in the United States, and they comprise two-thirds of Americans with limited English proficiency (LEP). Language and Latino subgroup data are critical for public health and social justice, but are not routinely collected.
Dr. Glenn Flores, Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research at the Medica Research Institute, addresses these issues in the Journal of Healthcare, Science, and the Humanities in the article, "Getting the Data Right for Latinos: Appropriate Language and Subgroup Data are Critical for Public Health and Social Justice."
In the piece, Dr. Flores examines:
- LEP prevalence among U.S. Latinos
- How language...
- Author: Foxnews.com
Latino patients with limited English skills may be less likely to take prescribed diabetes medications than other diabetics in the U.S. even when they see Spanish-speaking doctors, a recent study suggests.
When researchers studied 31,000 patients with diabetes who received insurance and healthcare through Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, they found that about 60 percent of Spanish-speaking Latino patients skipped filling prescriptions at least 20 percent of the time in the two years after they were told they needed the drugs to help control the disease.
That rate was only about 52 percent among English-speaking Latino patients and 38 percent among white patients.
"Latino patients with diabetes, even when...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Families USA
A new report, Medicaid: A Lifeline for Blacks and Latinos, shows how the state and federally funded health insurance program for low- income people, has historically played a critical role for people of color, providing coverage for millions of blacks and Latinos of all ages.
While Medicaid covers many more white people, because blacks and Latinos tend to have lower incomes than whites,3 they are more than twice as likely to rely on Medicaid for health coverage. In both black and Latino communities, a little more than one in four people relies on Medicaid for their health care;.