Latino children and adults face great health challenges and disparities.
- 77% of U.S. Latinos and a quarter of Latin American and Caribbean population is overweight and obese.
- Hispanics have the highest rate of uninsurance in the U.S.
- Young Latinas have the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the U.S. (17% of Hispanic adolescent female give birth by their 20th birthday.)
- 23% of U.S. Latino families live in poverty and 25% of people in the Latin American and Caribbean region live on $4 or less a day.
- The leading causes of death in the Latin American and Caribbean region are diabetes, heart and cerebrovascular diseases.
Because where people live, work, eat, go to school and get their healthcare matter to their health, achieving healthy outcomes for Latinos involves a holistic approach with diverse strategies.
For this reason Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) has launched the HIPGive2Health crowdfunding contest.
From fighting chronic diseases, to approaching broader, cross cutting issues such as health insurance coverage, quality of care, discrimination, access to mental health services, or domestic violence, the crowdfunding projects participating on HIPGive2Health will make a big difference in the future of Latino health.
Crowdfunding deadline is July 9.