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Resources by Topic: Hispanics and Latinos

Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Users can upload their own COVID-19 patient profile data. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue
Report highlights the opioid crisis in Hispanic/Latino populations. Details rates of illicit opioid use and prescription drug misuse, as well as overdose and death rates. Discusses measures taken in to provide treatment and prevention in Latino communities, including in rural and border areas.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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US Public Health Response to COVID-19 and Chronic Disease: Continuing the Commitment to Improve Population Health
Special supplement comprising peer reviewed articles related to different communities' responses to COVID-19 and other pandemics. Includes commentaries on cultural matters, use of telehealth and other types of technology, and methods of serving specific populations.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
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Challenges and Facilitators of Hospice Decision-Making: A Retrospective Review of Family Caregivers of Home Hospice Patients in a Rural US-Mexico Border Region - A Qualitative Study
Analyzes the decision-making experiences, relevant to the utilization of hospice care (HC), of informal family caregivers assisting patients enrolled in an HC program located in a rural US-Mexico border region.
Author(s): Eunjeong Ko, Dahlia Fuentes, Savitri Singh-Carlson, Frances Nedjat-Haiem
Citation: BMJ Open 10(7) e035634
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Child Care Deserts Mapping Tool
Interactive map featuring data on child care availability and locations for child care deserts, or areas in which the demand for child care is much greater than the availability of child care. Includes layered maps showing poverty rates, educational attainment, median family incomes and home values, and percent of black and Hispanic/Latinx residents.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center for American Progress, University of Minnesota
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Telehealth & COVID-19: Policy Considerations to Improve Access to Care
Discusses the negative effects of the novel coronavirus on the provision of healthcare services, especially for linguistically and medically underserved individuals, including rural and Latino populations. Highlights issues with existing telehealth infrastructure and offers policy recommendations to expand telehealth services and provide increased access to care.
Author(s): Yohualli Balderas-Medina Anaya, Laura Martinez, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, et al.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2013-2017
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2013-2017 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Tiefu Shen
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Rapid Health Impact Assessment on USDA Proposed Changes to School Nutrition Standards
Highlights a study on the health implications of proposed changes to the United States Department of Agriculture's nutrition guidelines for school lunches. Compares changes to current guidelines and highlights the impact the changes would have for students of color and students in rural communities.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Healthy Eating Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Poverty Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2018
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rates For Metro and Nonmetro Counties, by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017
Bar chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro infant mortality rates for infants of non-Hispanic white mothers, non-Hispanic black mothers, and Hispanic mothers.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(3), 95
Date: 01/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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