White Paper on Increasing Hispanic Enrollment in Health Coverage
Hispanics constitute the nation’s largest ethnic minority, yet they have the highest uninsured rates of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. As such, the National Hispanic Medical Association has produced a White Paper entitled “Increasing Hispanic Enrollment in Health Coverage”, which identifies the unique barriers to health insurance enrollment for the Hispanic population as well as successful strategies to overcome them. We want to thank UnitedHealthcare for making this project possible. Please read, share, and use these recommendations to help us in our mission to provide equal and accessible enrollment opportunities to the Hispanic community.
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White Paper Dental Health Access for Low-Income Population
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) released a policy brief entitled “An Examination of Minority Populations and the Dental Service Organization Model in the United States.” The brief examines the significant health disparities between ethnic minorities and non-minority communities in the United States, and the rising challenges facing health care providers seeking to treat a growing Hispanic population. Dental health stands out as an area of particular concern when examining health disparities among minority communities in the U.S., and serious health complications can arise if patients lack access to proper treatment.
Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities and Improving Outcomes for Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
Integrated care holds promise for reducing mental health disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups, but studies are lacking. The authors consider critical components of effective integrated models for minority populations, including cultural and linguistic competence and a diverse workforce, and describe emerging best practices. To successfully implement integrated models into practice with minority populations will require guidance from communities, consumers and family members, and national experts.
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