Profiles of Latino Health

NCLR's Profiles of Latino Health

Latinos, who at 15% of the U.S. population are the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the nation, are expected to represent 60% of the nation’s population growth between 2005 and 2050. Policymakers must respond to the changing demographics of the country and understand Latinos’ experiences with current systems in order to create reforms that guarantee affordable, accessible health care for all. If health care reform does not integrate the needs and concerns of all Americans, it will inevitably be less effective in the long-term.

With childhood hunger and obesity recently reaching peak levels in the United States, policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels have recognized that the health of future generations is contingent upon improving the nutritional status of American families. Addressing the unique needs of the Latino population will be an integral part of any strategy to promote and improve child nutrition. NCLR hopes to inform the national discussion by providing insight into trends within the Latino community.

Download the latest Profiles series:

Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition

Childhood hunger and obesity, often two sides of the same coin, continue to challenge the health and overall well-being of Hispanic children. Our new series provides the latest research and data on this issue.

Download the third series, which examines child hunger, food insecurity, and obesity in the Latino community.

The second Profiles of Latino Health series examines community-based models and interventions that are making the difference in the health of Latinos living throughout the U.S.

The first Profiles of Latino Health series spotlights Latinos’ health status and their interactions with the health care system.

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