your very own Health Equity Report Card for
In , kids and adults are Latino.
Latino communities vary in their access to quality child care and education, affordable housing,
transportation options, green space, healthy food options, and healthcare - all of which are necessary to stay healthy and thrive.
These differences in opportunity result in health disparities that are evident between different populations and geographic areas.
Latinos in your county face more socio-economic barriers
and poor health outcomes than non-Latino Whites.
|Children in Poverty
|Median Household Income
|No High School Diploma
|Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 pop.)
|Asthma Prevalence (state)
|Infant Mortality (per 1,000 birth)
|Mortality - Cancer (per 100,000 pop.)
|Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rate (per 100,000 pop.)
|Youth Obesity (state)
You can use this Salud America! Health Equity Report Card to find socioeconomic
and health issues in your county, then help drive community change in your area!
Physical and Mental Health
Latinos face disparities in numerous chronic and infectious diseases. LEARN MORE
PLACES: Local Health Measures
Need More Data?
You can supplement this report with more local data and/or advocate for better data collection.
Community Needs Assessments
Community groups that get Community Development Block Grant program funds have to do a community needs assessment every few years to
identify lower-income people's needs. This can give local context for social and economic barriers that impact self-sufficiency and health.
Community Health Needs Assessments
Per the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals have to do a community health needs assessment every three years and
adopt an implementation strategy to meet the needs identified. These reports can provide an important local context into inequities in health outcomes.
Some communities do studies to assess racial and/or economic inequities in education, housing, transportation, economic opportunity, safety, justice,
and health. This can give local context into inequities in living conditions.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
ACEs, like abuse and neglect, are a root cause of many of today’s critical public health challenges.
We need leaders to screen for ACEs, recognize toxic stress as a biological health condition, and push for a robust toxic stress research agenda to
identify biomarkers and develop confirmatory diagnostic criteria to screen patients for toxic stress.
Learn more on ACEs here.
Learn more on toxic stress here.
There is little data on the symptoms and social, economic, and health consequences of inadequate transportation.
Similar to the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act of 1990, which led to measures to capture and monitor food insecurity,
we need a national act to support the development a measure to collect data on and monitor transportation insecurity/precarity.
Learn more here.
Violent Child Death
Guns and traffic crashes are the leading causes of death for American youth ages 1-19.
To address these issues, we need comprehensive and multi-layered public health approaches to define and monitor the problems
and identify risk and protective factors, which means we need better data collection for violent child death.
Learn more here.
You can push federal, state, and local leaders for more equitable data collection on:
- Diversity in clinical trials
- Clinical trial access
- Cancer health disparities
- Maternal and pregnancy health
- Mental health access
- ACEs and toxic stress
- Gun violence
- Traffic violence
- Transportation insecurity
- SDOH screening
- Infection control
- Access to federal aid programs
- Anti-racism policies
- Childcare deserts
- Climate change
You can also push federal, state, and local leaders to better collect and disaggregate data
by race/ethnicity, income, education, gender, and age. Learn more at salud.to/betterdata
You Know the Issues. Now What?
Share This Report!
Email this report to colleagues and community leaders; share it on social media;
and bring printed copies to school or community meetings.