Hispanics Committed to Individual and Community Health

Financial Barriers to Healthcare, Importance of the Environment to Health, andSupport for Public Health Policy Changes Cited by Hispanics in 2017 Healthy Americas Survey

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Washington, DC – The Healthy Americas Institute of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) today released a far-ranging survey of attitudes toward health care in the Hispanic community. In addition to providing insight on the Hispanic community, the survey was sufficiently powered to allow meaningful comparisons with the perceptions of non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks.

“A key insight from the study is that Hispanics are fully engaged in individual and community health. However, compared to non-Hispanic whites, the cost of care was more likely to prevent Hispanics from obtaining a range of health services. Likewise, Hispanics were more likely to report cost as a constraint in choosing healthy options like buying fruits and vegetables,” said Jane L. Delgado, PhD, MS, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the