Latinx at Heart
Dedicated to ensuring equitable health in Latinx communities
About Latinx at Heart
As part of the American Heart Association’s commitment to being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives for all Americans, we’re dedicated to ensuring equitable health in Latinx communities. The AHA funds innovative research, passionately advocates for public health and seeks to provide culturally relevant health solutions for Latinos and their families.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, we recognized Latinos’ contributions and influence by celebrating their rich cultures and history and sharing their unique stories. We honored Latino essential workers who are making many invaluable contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the risk to their personal health, they remain committed to supporting their communities and the economy. We’re proud to offer a variety of health solutions to support their well-being.
Did you know?
Only 16% of Latinos can work from home compared to 31% of the general population.
- Hispanics are nearly twice as likely than white people who aren’t Hispanic to have lost their jobs amid shutdowns.
- Six out of 10 Latinos live in a household where someone lost a job or had a pay cut.
Hispanic culture embraces the needs of a group or family over self-care.
Latinos may experience severe complications from COVID-19, probably due to higher rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. These conditions are common in large part because of health inequities such as a historic lack of access to health care and nutritious foods.
- More than half of Hispanics say they would be scared to go to the hospital if they thought they were having a heart attack or stroke because they might get infected with COVID-19 .
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