Exploring the many dimensions of Hispanic health issues, this book offers a view of the depth, scope, and complementarity of the challenges of providing adequate health care. It addresses the conceptual, institutional, and policy elements of Hispanic health problems and their solutions.
Part One: Issues and Value Questions 1. The Issues: An Overview 2. Cooperative Action for Minority Health Policy 3. Access to Health Care for Hispanics 4. Latino Health Indicators and the Underclass Model: From Paradox to New Policy Models 5. Education, Productivity, and the Nation's Future Part Two: Health Risks for Hispanics 6. Type II Diabetes in Mexican Americans: A Public Health Challenge 7. Major Infectious Diseases Causing Excess Morbidity in the Hispanic Population 8. The Health Status of U.S. Hispanic Children 9. Health Policy and the Elderly Hispanic 10. Traumatic Injury in Hispanic Americans: A Distinct Entity 11. Oral Health of Hispanics: Epidemiology and Risk Factors Part Three: Economic and Social Considerations 12. Formulating Health Policy in a Multicultural Society 13. Health Insurance Coverage and Utilization of Health Services by Mexican Americans 14. The Economic Costs of an Unhealthy Latino Population 15. Health Care on the U.S.-Mexico Border Part Four: Epilogue 16. Searching for Solutions