Issues Impacting Latino Health

In a few years, 1 in 3 public school students will be Latino. See how you can drive community changes for healthier food, spaces, schools, minds, and education for Latino kids and families!

Healthy Spaces

Safe streets, trails, neighborhoods, and parks; accessible school yards, sports fields, and green spaces; and quality programming can reduce barriers and promote physical activity for Latino kids.

Healthy Schools

Strong nutrition standards for healthier meals, snacks, and drinks; more time for physical activity before, during and after school; and green schoolyards can help Latino students be their healthiest.

Healthy Minds

Access to mental health services, interventions, as well emerging policy solutions can promote social and emotional learning and help Latino youth cope with stress and related mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, and risk of self harm.

Healthy Food

Access to healthy, affordable food at supermarkets, corner stores, farmers’ markets, and community gardens; promoting water and fewer sugary drinks; and providing nutrition education and assistance can help Latino kids and families make healthy food choices.

Healthy Child

Accessible prenatal care and breastfeeding support; quality early child care and preschool; and educators trained in child trauma provide Latino kids the care and services they need during their formative years to support healthy development.

Family Support

Eliminating obstacles, including a lack of access, lack of resources, and language barriers, through targeted outreach, education, and promotores de salud can help Latino families achieve the highest quality of life possible.