Latino Health Status
Zambrana, Ruth Enid
Carter-Pokras, Olivia and Zambrana, Ruth Enid (2001) Latino Health Status. In: Health issues in the Latino community. John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey.
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Health status data for Latinos have become increasingly available, and significant progress has been made in data collection methods over the past decade. This chapter provides an overview of national data on morbidity and mortality among Latin populations in comparison with such data on African Americans and Whites. The writing f this book takes place at the outset of a major shift in national health policy. Launched in January 2000 (see United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2000),, the national disease prevention and health promotion agenda for the year 2010 have an overarching goal of eliminating disparities.