Throughout my life I have contributed too many extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports teams, and volunteer groups. However my involvement in my Latinos in Action volunteer group has taught me a plethora of valuable lessons that will forever be engraved in my memory. Latinos in Action is an organization that takes minority groups in local Jr High and High Schools and guides them in going and tutoring local school children that may need extra help. We also contribute a vast of our time doing service projects such as helping at local soup kitchens, Goodwill Stores, organizing food drives, gathering gifts for the less fortunate and helping in the general community. I have participated in the organization for three years now and every
As Blewett (2005) explained rural Latino populations are continuing to grow and in these populations it is more common to be uninsured than to be insured. Many factors can go into an individual or even whole family being uninsured but this issue can also greatly affect the future of an individual or family. There is a stigma around healthcare especially for immigrants regarding immigrant status, financial availability, and the availability of Spanish speaking doctors or services. Receiving preventative care is important in preventing many diseases such as obesity without routine care issues may be over looked. Latinos in rural environments or those with lower socioeconomic status may believe healthcare is not affordable and therefore not use resources available to them.
The Latinos Diabetes Initiative is a successful program that was launched in July 2002 by the Joselin Diabetes Center. This center is dedicated to defeating diabetes in all forms—as it is one of the global leaders in diabetes research, care, and education. Their goal is to prevent and cure diabetes for future or current patients. They are an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard’ Medical school, one of the best in the nations. The main focus though for the Latinos Diabetes Initiative is that they are aimed to give affected (with diabetes) and non-affected Hispanics improved lives with culturally oriented patient care, education, outreach, and research (source). The number of
For many years, the United States has struggled with combating multiple health diseases, such as obesity and diabetes. Not only do adults struggle with these diseases, but now so do children. According to Barbara Kingsolver’s book, “We have dealt to today’s kids the statistical hand of a shorter life expectancy than their parents, which would be us, the ones taking care of them. Our thrown-away food culture is the sole reason. By taking the faster drive, what did we save?” (130). Kingsolver mentions that today’s children
The Latino culture in respect to the rest of the United States is a true phenomenon. The numbers of Latinos coming into the United States is steadily growing, with the Spanish language competing with the English language for usage. Latinos are also creating a big impact on the world of politics; their numbers are not only viewed as a wanted asset but as “game changer” to politics. However, there are key factors that influence the voting patterns of Latinos and how they themselves interact in politics. Taking a look at interrelating factors can show Latino’s pattern in voting participation. The strongest predictors of Latino voting turnouts will be based on a strong ethnic background and socioeconomic status coupled with gender.
Over the last century, Latinos have had an increasingly large impact on the demography of the United States. Latinos are one of the largest minority groups in the U.S to have such a substantial influence and effect on the country. Latinos have benefited and positively influenced the country in a multitude of ways. They started off by benefiting the country before they even migrated to America. However, once more Latinos become citizens they began to play an important role in how the country progressed. Their presence has grown substantially in all sectors of the economy and they continue to play an important role in government and politics. They remain influential across a wide range of cultural domains(Leal). Currently Latinos continue to affect the country
Ethically, the biggest issue in migrant Latino workers’, rests in the exploit of them by corporations for personal gain and the concealment that follows. Generally, big agricultural corporations perceive migrants as uneducated and skill less. In result, wages are lowered to account for a greater profit at the worker’s expense, leading them into a state of poverty. Viramontes piece proves this describing Estrella “feeding children with noise” in effort to distract the starving children (p. 29) However to promote sales, corporations hide the truth in their development with images displaying healthy and homegrown practices.
Latino communities are made up of people like my parents and me who have faith in accomplishing an American dream of their own. Our Latino communities have been struggling with the Healthcare system, Education, and the lack of support by other well-established Latinos. The field of Health and medicine has many different subareas, such as billing, medical care, and management. When I say that Latino communities are affected by the healthcare system I’m more inclined toward the billing and cost they must pay. Latino household is generally considered low income due to their larger number of members and lower paying jobs.
The Latino Organization I went visit is CLILA. I heard the class mention this organization but had no idea what it provided for Latinos in my own community. I was really interested to learn about this more because I am Latina and I have family member that this could benefit. CLILA stands for Coalicion de lideres Latinos. The lady told me that CLILA started in Dalton in May 2006. She informed me that CLILA helps voice for Latinos in the local community. This organization helps improve the quality of life for Latinos in the community. The organization helps Latino leadership development and offers services to equal opportunities in the community. This organization might help Latinos who might help come up with some challenges in their life's
The author of this paper will address Latino’s beliefs, logic, concepts, and modality’s as discussed by Diller (2015) and the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families. Latino’s are found in all communities in America, they have migrated here or have been born in the United States. Regardless of their place of origin, they are a community, familial, religious group that maintains its self of culture oftentimes passing on their practices and beliefs intergenerationally. The difficulty in discussing and trying to grasp Latinos is that they are a vast group with subgroup’s. Therefore, explicit survey’s and literature can be informative, however, there is an ocean of differences between them as well as no difference, this becomes a conundrum for those who wish to understand the culture of a Latino.
This paper provides an analysis of the risk behaviors, community impact, and successful interventions of obesity in Hispanic American Children while referencing its significance in Healthy People 2020. Obesity has been a growing problem in America and there is specifically a high prevalence rate among Hispanic children living in the United States. This poses a problem because of the potential risks being obese entails. It puts these children at risk for future health problems such as heart disease and diabetes as well as increases their chances of staying obese into adulthood. Many different risk factors put Hispanic American children at a higher risk for obesity. These risks include acculturation, lack
We have a large “uninsured” and “underinsured” population that has extended been a problematic afflicting healthcare systems in the “United States”. Many people in the “U.S.” lacks health safety. Age, society, gender and income level all these plays an important role in defining whether any person is possible to have health treatment. “Young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, males, and individuals” all alive in shortage are unreasonably characterized amongst the “uninsured” and “underinsured”. Being an “uninsured” has significances for the separate and for healthcare labours.
The article mentioned groups of people that mostly experience inequality to healthcare services. These groups include African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans. Per the article, African Americans and the Hispanics were the two groups mostly affected by the disparity. Unequal access to healthcare services is detrimental to the overall health and well being in general. Diseases need to be treated and controlled and when that is not the case the diseases will create more havoc in the body. It stated that “African Americans have an increased prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, stroke and obesity while Hispanics have a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes”. As stated by Kim, Ford, Chiriboga, & Sorkin, (2012,) the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus was 18% higher in Asians, 66% higher in Hispanics, and 77% higher in non-Hispanic blacks than in non-Hispanic whites” (p.1). These diseases African Americans and Hispanics suffer from can could be caught early and manage to decrease further damage to the body. Stroke could be prevented by controlling hypertension. Hypertension and diabetes could be prevented through maintaining normal body weight, eating balance diet and exercising regularly. This level of knowledge regarding preventions may be lacking among