- 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: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The online health-information environment is going mobile, particularly among younger adults. A Pew Internet Project’s survey of American adults, conducted in association with the California HealthCare Foundation, finds that 85% use a cell phone. Of those:
- 17% of cell owners have used their phone to look up health or medical information and 29% of cell owners ages 18-29 have done such searches.
- 9% of cell owners have software applications or “apps” on their phones that help them track or manage their health. Some 15% of those ages 18-29 have such apps.
This means that health-information searches and...