National Hispanic Medical Association Calls for Improvements in Health Care Quality for Latinos
The National Hispanic Medical Association on Monday called for increased efforts to improve the quality of care for Latinos in the United States, the Los Angeles Times reports. At a briefing in Los Angeles, the association cited figures from a Commonwealth Fund report on racial health disparities and said that many U.S. Latinos still do not have health insurance and receive an "inferior quality of care." The association said that language barriers often affect access to care for Latinos and praised "culturally sensitive programs" at Los Angeles area clinics and hospitals that hire Spanish-speaking care providers (Los Angeles Times, 7/2).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.