Family Support

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.”

Research New Research October 2017: Building Support for Latino Families

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!

Salud Hero Success Stories

Rocio Muñoz Embeds School Health Navigators for Latino Parents

Latinos face many barriers to health care, including language differences; complex and confusing documents and processes; lack of knowledge of ...

37

Percent

of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

15.1

Percent

of Latinos lack health insurance vs. 6.6% of non-Latino whites.

60

Percent

of Latinos earn less than $15/hour (vs. 39% of full-time workers overall).

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