At IWill ‘Til I”MWELL - We support equal access for our Hispanic Community
Medical Care - Latino Community
Latino health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cited some of the leading causes of illness and death among Latinos, whoch includes heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries (accidents), stroke, and diabetes. Some other health conditions and risk factors that significantly affect Hispanics are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, obesity, suicide, and liver disease.
There is a critical shortage of healthcare providers, especially the most needed: primary care physicians, serving in rural areas and the inner city. This directly impacts the Latino community, since this is where most of the Latino community resides. In fact, there are almost 14,000 areas across the United States with shortages in personnel for primary medical care, dental care, or mental health care!
Mental and Behavioral Health - Latino
The death rate from suicide for Hispanic men was four times the rate for Hispanic women, in 2018.
However, the suicide rate for Hispanics is less than half that of the non-Hispanic White population.
In 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Hispanics, ages 15 to 34.
Suicide attempts for Hispanic girls, grades 9-12, were 30 percent higher than for non-Hispanic White girls in the same age group, in 2019.
In 2018, Hispanics were 50 percent less likely to have received mental health treatment as compared to non-Hispanic Whites.
Poverty level affects mental health status. Hispanics living below the poverty level, as compared to Hispanics over twice the poverty level, are twice as likely to report serious psychological distress.
At IWill ‘Til I’m Well - We encourage everyone to seek the help they need and the wellness they deserve. Call or schedule a Video Chat with Doctors or Therapists today. We offer our services in both English and Spanish to better serve you and your family.