As we learn more about the people and their health status, we discover that Hispanic health issues are better understood and more successfully addressed when we take into account the Latino health discourse (see Chapter 12 and Chapter 4); the viewing of evolving health needs in the historical context of the intellectual and socioeconomic experiences of Hispanic people in the United States. We learn, in our culturally diverse society, that the best opportunities for development and growth are captured when cultural differences contribute to common goals. This occurs when we are able to reinforce rather than dilute the unique strengths that each cultural heritage has captured and preserved over time.