Latinos face a big lack of access to support for economic stability, wellness, and education.
As such, Latino children often fall behind in school, social development, and physical well-being.
To best support Latino families, research shows a need to develop and support high-quality early care and education programs, home environments free of chronic stress, and poverty-reducing programs and policies.
It means changing the health care culture from one of “sick care” to “well-care.”
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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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