Exploring the many dimensions of Hispanic health issues, this book updates interested readers with recent information and offers a view of the depth, scope, and complementarity of the challenges of providing adequate health care. Accordingly, the book is organized in four sections addressing, first, the conceptual, institutional, and policy element

part One|54 pages

Issues and Value Questions

chapter 1|9 pages

The Issues: An Overview

ByAntonio Furino, Fernando A. Guerra

chapter 2|10 pages

Cooperative Action for Minority Health Policy

ByHenry G. Cisneros

chapter 3|10 pages

Access to Health Care for Hispanics

ByEli Ginzberg

chapter 5|7 pages

Education, Productivity, and the Nation’s Future

ByRay Marshall

part Two|89 pages

Health Risks for Hispanics

chapter 6|19 pages

Type II Diabetes in Mexican Americans: A Public Health Challenge

ByMichael P. Stern, Steven M. Haffner

chapter 8|19 pages

The Health Status of U.S. Hispanic Children

ByFernando S. Mendoza, Stephanie J. Ventura, Laura Saldivar, Katherine Baisden, Reynaldo Martorell

chapter 9|10 pages

Health Policy and the Elderly Hispanic

ByDavid V. Espino, Marta Sotomayor

chapter 10|6 pages

Traumatic Injury in Hispanic Americans: A Distinct Entity

ByEric Munoz, Bartholomew J. Tortella, Mary Ann Sakmyster, Douglas S. Livornese, Maureen McCormac, John W. Odom, Ramon Torres

chapter 11|12 pages

Oral Health of Hispanics: Epidemiology and Risk Factors

ByJohn P. Brown

part Three|51 pages

Economic and Social Considerations

chapter 12|11 pages

Formulating Health Policy in a Multicultural Society

ByDavid E. Hayes-Bautista

chapter 13|13 pages

Health Insurance Coverage and Utilization of Health Services by Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans

ByFernando M. Trevino, M. Eugene Moyer, R. Burciaga Valdez, Christine A. Stroup-Benham

chapter 14|11 pages

The Economic Costs of an Unhealthy Latino Population

ByAdela de la Torre, Refugio I. Rochin

chapter 15|14 pages

Health Care on the U.S.-Mexico Border

ByDavid C. Warner

part Four|14 pages


chapter 16|12 pages

Searching for Solutions

ByAntonio Furino, Ciro V. Sumaya