By Carl Costas, Politico
On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s rarely in English. Sometimes it’s Hindi. Or Dari. Or Hmong. Or Russian.
Tuesday is International Women's Day, and the organization Hispanics in Philanthropy is launching a unique crowd funding effort, HIPGive.org, to raise funds for non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in the Latino community.
Solicit opinions about health insurance and you're almost guaranteed to find consensus: It's mystifying and irritating.
Considerable racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major cancer and non-cancer surgeries in U.S. hospitals, even among institutions that have already enrolled in a national surgical quality improvement initiative.
Written by Julie Poppen
Boulder, Colorado - The mystery of why health outcomes deteriorate the longer Hispanic immigrants are in the U.S. cannot be blamed on America’s fast food culture alone.