Health Promotion Among the Hispanic

Health Promotion among the HISPANICS
Grand Canyon University

Health Promotion among the HISPANICS.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) acknowledges five race categories in the United States as follows : Whites; Black or African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
The OMB defines Hispanic or Latino as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.”(/minorityhealth/populations/REMP/Hispanic.html.). They are the largest of all the racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States of America. There are lots of disparities in the health status of the Hispanic, both within the subgroups, and as compared to other minority groups in the US. The two leading cause of death in this group are heart disease and cancer, causing about 2 out of 5 deaths; a ratio similar to that of the white group. However, when it comes to most of the ten leading causes of death within the minority groups in America, the Hispanics have lower deaths than the whites. The leading causes of death within all the minority groups in America are as follows, starting with the most significant: cancer; heart disease; unintentional injuries; stroke; diabetes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis; chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alzheimer’s diseases, influenza and pneumonia, and kidney diseases. The death toll from diabetes and chronic liver disease, is more significant   in the Hispanics than with the whites.   The health risks, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, and sociopolitical barriers to health, greatly varies within the subgroups of the Hispanics, as well as from that of other minority groups in America. In general, Hispanics who were born in this country have more health risk factors that those who were born elsewhere and came to the States. There are more Hispanics without healthcare insurance than the whites, and the Hispanic population...