Family Support

Latinos lack access to resources for economic stability and community wellness.

As such, Latino children show low levels of school achievement, social development, and physical well-being.

To best support Latino children, research shows a need to develop and support high-quality school and home environments that are free of chronic stress.

This includes changing the health care culture from one of “sick care” to “well-care.”

Check back for new research in October 2017!

Take action for healthier Latino families!

Latino families desperately need healthier environments to live, work, study, and play. Here are ways you can help.

Promotora programs

Bilingual and bicultural community health workers, called “navigators” or “promotoras de salud,” can boost access to family support in schools and communities.

More health coverage

Although more Latinos have healthcare insurance now that in recent years, they also perform worse on most measures of access to and utilization of their health care than whites.

Better income and housing

School- and community-based support centers can help families with employment, housing, immigration, and other services. Healthcare also is readily available.

Get ideas to support Latinos families!

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46

Percent

of all Latinos are homeowners. That's far fewer than Whites (72%).

35

Percent

of Latinos age 18-24 are enrolled in a two- or four-year college.

21.1

Percent

of all Latinos under the age of 65 are without health insurance.

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