Oral health among Hispanics lags

The Hispanic population suffers from worse oral health than other racial and ethnic segments of the US according to a recent study.


For example, migrant families have the tendency to think of themselves as “one unit,” and sometimes they do not access available health care programs because they assume that if one member does not qualify to receive health care, neither does the rest of the family. Alternately, from the health care point of view, thinking of the Hispanic family as “one unit” doesn’t always apply to migrant families, as it is common for these families to be mixed and have members who are U.S. citizens, U.S. residents, or have pending legal status. Therefore, different health programs could be available to different family members and providers and outreach programs should take this into account in their approaches.

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