Latinos and Health Care: Assets and Opportunities in the South
The Latino population in the southern United States is flourishing. How can funders ensure that Latino communities in southern states have access to quality, affordable health care? Are there replicable solutions from other regions? Are there promising approaches unique to the South? How can you spark strategic conversations at your foundation to begin or ramp up efforts in this area?
This dynamic strategy session focused on maximizing the unique health care opportunities for the Latino community in the South by: describing the changing demographics and what it means for your work; learning lessons from other foundations and their grantees on reaching and engaging Latinos; identifying ways to increase access to care for Latinos through the Affordable Care Act and the safety net; and exploring ways to leverage Latino talent in the health care workforce.
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- Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Family Foundation: http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/8423.cfm
- Health Coverage for the Hispanic Population Today and Under the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser Family Foundation: http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/8432.cfm
- A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation: http://www.wrfoundation.org/assets/files/pdfs/Immigrant%20Study%202012/A%20Profile%20of%20Immigrants%20in%20Arkansas%20-%20Report%20Summary.pdf
- Undocumented Patients: Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care, The Hastings Center: http://www.undocumentedpatients.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Undocumented-Patients-Executive-Summary.pdf
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- UCLA Program Hopes To Recruit More Latin American Doctors, NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/04/176267973/ucla-program-hopes-to-recruit-more-latin-american-doctors
- No One Asked Me: Latinos' Experiences With Massachusetts Health Care Reform, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/find-rwjf-research/2009/01/-no-one-asked-me-.html
- Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York’s Immigrants, New York State Health Foundation: http://www.thenyic.org/sites/default/files/NYSHF_ImmigrationCoalition%20final%20Feb%202013%20(2).pdf
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- Top 5 Things Latinos Need to Know about the Affordable Care Act, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/brochures/latinos-top5.pdf
- Translations that Hit the Mark, Enroll America: http://files.www.enrollamerica.org/best-practices-institute/publications-and-resources/2012/translations-that-hit-the-mark/Translations_that_Hit_the_Mark.pdf
- Latino Uninsurance at the National and State Levels, National Council of La Raza: http://www.nclr.org/index.php/publications/profile_latino_uninsurance_at_national_and_state_levels_-_june_2012/
This meeting is sponsored by The Quantum Foundation with additional support provided by the Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the Health Foundation of South Florida, and the Florida Philanthropic Network.