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Hispanic Americans & Health Equity

Published on: June 25, 2021.


The Latino uninsured rate is 2.5x higher

than the rate for White Americans

About this Data Insights

Long-standing social and economic inequities -- including language barriers, disproportionate employment as frontline workers, and lower access to insurance benefits – have left Latinos at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and having more severe cases of the disease. Hispanic and Latino Americans have been 2.8 times more likely to be hospitalized and 2.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their White counterparts. This infographic highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color and features key learning experiences and opportunities for advancing health equity going forward.

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