LULAC Health Programs
Health equity is achieved when people have the opportunity to achieve full health potential and are not at a disadvantage based on their social position. However, there are many barriers to health including language barriers, immigration status, and access to culturally relevant resources. LULAC aims to provide bilingual information and discuss the importance of access to quality healthcare and participating in health research. The fact of the matter is that the Latino community has been historically left out of research. And when you’re left out of the research, you can be left out of the solutions.
The All of Us Research Program is a large research program from the National Institutes of Health. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. We hope that more than one million people will join the All of Us Research Program.
The Latino community hasn’t been well represented in health research. The All of Us Research Program wants to change that.
Learn more at lulac.org/allofus
Latinos Living Healthy: Increasing awareness of health issues impacting the Latino community
One of the most pressing issues affecting Latinos is health. Disparities in access, quality of service, and the burden of preventable chronic illnesses are rampant. Obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental health, HIV/AIDS diabetes, and strokes continue to be prevalent health issues within the Latino community. LULAC’s health programs focus on improving health outcomes through engaging our local councils, national partners, and corporate sponsors in campaigns dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring healthy lifestyle changes in our communities.
LULAC partnered with Novo Nordisk for our Latinos Living Healthy campaign. LULAC plans to lead outreach programs in communities with limited access to resources to promote a healthy lifestyle. Through our awareness campaigns and educational webinars, we are ready to equip the Latino community with plans that become actions to change their lifestyles for the better.
Learn more at lulac.org/obesity.