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Informe de los CDC Signos Vitales: La salud de los hispanos
Informe de los CDC sobre disparidades y desigualdades en la salud (CHDIR)
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Promotores de Salud/ Community Health Workers
AMIGAS stands for "Ayudando a las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud." In English, this means "Helping Women with Information, Guidance, and Love for Their Health." AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotorasand other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. A randomized controlled trial recently funded by CDC, showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics aged 21 to 65 years.
" Fotonovelas" are similar to comic books in their use of plain language and images. They are common in Spanish-language cultures, and are an effective medium for health promotion and health education for Hispanic audiences. Promotores de salud and other community health workers (CHWs) are encouraged to read health-related fotonovelas with people in their communities. CDC has fotonevelas for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A promotora/CHW Guide accompanies these fotonovelas and gives these members of the healthcare team a brief summary of objectives, tips, additional activities, reviews, and reminders.
High Blood Pressure Fotonovelas
How to Control Your Hypertension, Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake
Como Controlar Su Hipertensión, Aprenda a Controlar Su Consumo de Sodio
High Cholesterol Fotonovelas
How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol, How to Control Your Cholesterol Numbers
Como Controlar la Grasa y el Colesterol, Aprenda a Controlar Su Consumo de Grasa y Colesterol
CDC Vital Signs: Hispanic Health
- Similar to non-Hispanic whites, the two leading causes of death in Hispanics are cancer and heart disease.
- Cancer is the leading cause of death for Hispanics, while it is the second leading cause of death for non-Hispanic whites.
- Hispanics have a 24% lower death rate from all causes combined and lower death rates for nine of 15 leading causes of death compared with non-Hispanic whites, but higher death rates for diabetes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease, and homicide, and a similar death rate for nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis.
- Among Hispanics, prevalences of self-reported smoking varied by Hispanic origin and by sex with highest prevalences among Puerto Ricans and Cubans. U.S.-born Hispanics had higher prevalences of obesity, hypertension, smoking, heart disease, and cancer than foreign-born Hispanics.