Hispanic Health is not Homogenous

Episode 4 August 28, 2023 00:24:35
Hispanic Health is not Homogenous
Advocates in Action
Hispanic Health is not Homogenous

Aug 28 2023 | 00:24:35


Show Notes

To reduce health inequities, there has to be a clear understanding of the unique challenges being faced by that community. When evaluating the health of Hispanic and Latino populations, accuracy is decreased if you make generalizations for the whole population instead of analyzing the specific characteristics of each group because they are not homogenous. Listen as Dr. Luisa Borrell, shares the framework she uses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the health status of the various Hispanic and Latino cultures. As a social epidemiologist, her lens examines: ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, income, neighborhood, immigration status, and length of time in the United States. In a world of intersectionality, the fullness of a person's health experience is lost if the independent pieces are overlooked.


Resources for this Episode Include:

Racial Identity Among Hispanics: Implications for Health and Well-Being: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2004.058172?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed

The Impact of Salmon Bias on the Hispanic Mortality Advantage: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2546603/

The First Birth Control Pill Used Puerto Rican Women as Guinea Pigs: https://www.history.com/news/birth-control-pill-history-puerto-rico-enovid 

The Mexican-American War: https://www.thecollector.com/mexican-american-war-territory/ 

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