The need for high-quality data on race and ethnicity is necessary in order to gain greater understanding to address health disparities among U.S. racial and ethnic populations; this fact is documented in many reports. Data on social economic position and language are important mediators of racial and ethnic disparities and provide further insight into health and health care disparities. A reliable method for correlating the disparities with health inequities is needed.
The Lansing Latino Health Alliance is working with community partners to collect, analyze and distribute data specific to Latinos in the greater Lansing area. It is our belief that the data will provide the necessary justification to make changes in the fundamental beliefs that guide organizational practices resulting in long term health improvement.
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Andie González, Member, Board of Directors, LLHA