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.”
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Take action for healthier Latino families!
Latino families desperately need healthier environments to live, work, study, and play. Here are ways you can help.
Bilingual and bicultural community health workers, called “navigators” or “promotoras de salud,” can boost access to family support in schools and communities.
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.
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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