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Getting to Know Hispanic/Latino Culture

This section provides information on Hispanic/Latino culture as it relates to the health of individuals, families, and communities. We hope that the material contained here will be useful to providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse Hispanic/Latino populations.

Source: The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

  • Hispanic/Latinos
    The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture
    Provides detailed information for Hispanic/Latino culture including its strengths and protective factors, challenges to health and well-being, and principles for culturally competent health services.
  • Communicating with Your Latino Patient
    University of Washington Medical Center
    Culture Clues™ is designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse culture.
  • Cultural Generalities for Latino
    WFH Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
    Provides general information about common traditions, traits and experiences of a group.
  • Hispanic-American Health
    MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine
  • Hispanic/Latino Homepage: EthnoMed
    University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Center
  • Hispanic or Latino Populations
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Provides information about demographics, leading causes of death, and other important health issues.
  • Hispanic/Latino Profile
    Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
    Provides an overview of demographics, education, economics, health statistics, and a full census report.



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