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Hispanic/Latino Americans are the selected ethnic minority group. The current health status of this group can be described as “generally positive”, with a life expectancy that is higher than both Black and White Americans combined. Health is affected by ethnicity and race. Hispanic/Latinos for instance are more at risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease because of the disparities in income between their homes and that of others. Accessing healthcare services is more difficult for them because of language barriers.
Hispanics/Latinos are faced with nutritional problems mainly because they have limited access to nutritious foods and lack knowledge. The cultural values surrounding food can also impact dietary habits. Traditional diets are high in saturated fats and low in vital vitamins, nutrients. Barriers resulting from culture, education level (illiteracy), socioeconomic status (low income) etc., further contribute obstacles faced by this ethnic group when seeking treatment related medical care plus even preventative measures like vaccinations too…
Health promotion activities often practiced by this group include physical activity programs aimed at reducing risk factors associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) alongside community outreach initiatives through churches involving patient education + lifestyle modifications strongly advocated re: foregoing topic(s)… Furthermore due cultural aspects play key role within community special attention payed towards same via festivities especially organized near reaching out local elderly populace making sure enough resources allocated ensure Seniors remain healthy strong.