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Health Care Industry Must Adapt to Growing Hispanic Population

Posted by Carah Counts on April 21, 2016

Health Care Industry Must Adapt to Growing Hispanic Population | Carah Counts | Employer Healthcare Strategies blog by CareATC, Inc.America's Hispanic population is growing 3x faster than the national average. This sea change in US demography has widespread effects, upon health care (perhaps) more than any other sector.

There are currently 10 million Hispanic people who have access to health care in the United States, with a projected 10 million to come over the next decade.

Hispanic populations have uncommonly high rates of cancer, heart disease, hypertension. Diabetes and obesity rates are much higher. And while at least 80% of American Hispanics have access to health care, it is certainly not on their terms.

Language, cultural, and financial barriers prevent some Hispanics from receiving routine care, even when quality health care provision is available nearby. Language resources and additional Hispanic hiring within hospitals are a couple of ways that the American health care system is adjusting to the change.

Read full article at The Tennessean.

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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