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Published: July, 2013; Vol 10, Num 2

 

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LHSFNA Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck

Minority Health: The Future is Now

According to population projections of the U.S. Census Bureau, ethnic and racial minorities will soon make up the majority of the country's population. By the end of this decade, no ethnic group of Americans younger than 18 will be a majority. By 2043, that will be true for the whole nation.

"The health issues that minorities confront are rooted in the social and cultural realities of contemporary life," says LHSFNA's Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck. "Embracing this reality, the U.S. government addressed the health concerns of minorities in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and it is now tackling other health and safety issues of minorities with immigration reform."

Supporting a union and signatory employers with a large and diverse membership, the LHSFNA takes a closer look at minority health in the United States:

 

Poverty, Diet, Access Constrain Minority Health

Depression Common among Minority Populations

Health Disparities (infographic)

Minorities at Risk at Work

Laborers Favor Comprehensive Immigration Reform

PPACA Addresses Health Disparities

Medicaid Serves Working Poor