IN THE NEWS
December 30, 2014 - Press Release:
Lack of Access to Health Services and Healthy Food Options
Findings from 2014 Healthy Americas Survey Released
Washington DC — “According to the CDC, Hispanics have the longest life expectancy but based on this poll we are at a tipping point in Hispanic health with risks on the horizon from drinking sugary sodas, not eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, and lack of access to health care,“ said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
The Alliance today released results of the 2014 Healthy Americas Survey, a bilingual phone survey with a nationally representative sample of 846 respondents fielded from February 16th to March 2nd of this year. The survey was supported by the Healthy Americas Foundation and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Key findings included:
“We can do better as a nation in prevention. All communities need access to health insurance, affordable fruits and vegetables, and opportunities for physical activity. We need to give parents tools and support to create a healthier future for themselves and their children. It is an agenda for a Healthy America,” concluded Dr. Delgado.
Editors Note: Downloadable version of the 2014 Healthy Americas Survey is available at the Alliance’s Healthy Americas Institute website at www.healthyamericasinstitute.org.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted non-partisan advocate for the best health outcomes for all. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org, call the Alliance’s Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645, or find us on Facebook at healthyamericas or on Twitter at health4americas.