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An Overview of Hispanics and their Access to Affordable Healthcare

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s important to revise what Hispanics face when it comes to health.

First, it’s important to remind ourselves of who we are in America. We are a driving force of the American economy. As a group, we have a GDP of $2.3 trillion, that would make us the 8th largest economy in the world, and the 3rd fastest economy. Latino GDP is growing 70% faster than the non-latino GDP. At this rate, we will represent more than 25% of the country’s GDP in few years.

In spite of this fantastic scenario, we need to review the challenges Latinos face when it comes to health.

Three trends pose a growing issue for Hispanics families in the United States: 1) Hispanics have the highest uninsured rates of any racial or ethnic group; in 2015, 19.5 percent of the Hispanic population was not covered by health insurance, as compared to 6.3 percent of the non-Hispanic white population; 2) the Hispanic community is projected to comprise almost 29 percent of the U.S. population by 2050; and 3) healthcare disparity for this underserved population persists in the form of barriers to care, including cultural/language barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance.

Additionally, 33 percent do not speak English well enough to navigate the current healthcare system, and 20 percent live under the poverty line and can’t afford basic primary care needs

And that’s just access to care. Now, what about diseases and co-morbidities:

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 50 percent of Hispanic adults in the U.S. are expected to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with 40 percent for non-Hispanic adults.
• 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes or liver disease
• 23 percent higher incidence of obesity than Caucasians
• 24 percent higher frequency of uncontrolled blood pressure than Caucasians
• Hispanic Americans face higher risks of heart disease than Caucasian Americans due to higher rates of high blood   pressure, obesity and diabetes.
• Among Mexican - American adults, 33 percent of men and 31 percent of women have cardiovascular disease.
• Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths for Hispanic Americans than all forms of cancer combined.
• Hispanic women are significantly less aware than white women that cardiovascular disease is their leading cause  of death.

The good news is that proven technology is being used to leverage decades of health industry knowledge and improve access to care among Hispanic communities. These solutions and digital access align with Hispanic use of new technology tools: 84 percent of all Hispanics are online and Hispanic internet smartphone usage is 10.5 hours per week – 25 percent more than the national average.

The time is ripe for helping Hispanic communities gain simplified access to quality health. Innovative technology can enable these individuals to access care, learn about their health, and engage in behavior modification solutions to help them lead healthier and more productive lives.

HoyMEDS Prescription Savings Card

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Please click on the following link to download the HoyMEDS Prescription Savings Card: https://hoymeds.com/en/

The Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc. - Annual Report

(July 31, 2019) - Mexico´s 2020 budget aims to strengthen and support the foremost economic policy guidelines:

  1. Social welfare
  2. Security
  3. Pemex capitalization

The macroeconomic and financial forecasts seem realistic as they are similar to the ones made by the private sector specialists, except the estimate of the oil production whose outlook diverges from the private sector one particularly regarding the government strategy to improve the Mexico oil production.

We believe the Mexican market presented an attractive entry point valuation level at the end of the Fund’s fiscal year. Mexican companies have proved to be internationally competitive with 30+ years of experience operating in stressful financial conditions and carried out M&A during the last 15 years which have provided them an economic moat for the long term.

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Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition Honors More Than 200 Littler Lawyers; 14 Named Lawyer of the Year

(August 15, 2019) – More than 200 attorneys from Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America© list, the guide’s 26th edition. Additionally, Best Lawyers designated 14 Littler shareholders as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020, commending their exemplary work within their respective practices and metropolitan regions.
 
Best Lawyers lists are based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, with almost 94,000 industry-leading attorneys around the world eligible to vote. For the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 62,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition.

Littler Named One of the “Best Law Firms For Women” by Working Mother

(July 16, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has once again been named among the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine for the tenth time. Littler is one of 60 firms recognized for its best practices in the recruitment, retention, promotion and development of women lawyers. Additionally, Littler is one of 17 firms that will be inducted into Working Mother’s inaugural Hall of Fame – a recognition for firms that have been on the list for 10 or more years.
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Littler Named Top Labor and Employment Firm in 2020 Vault Guide and Ranks in Several Diversity Categories

(June 26, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been ranked as the No. 1 Labor and Employment law firm for the seventh consecutive year in the 2020 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. The firm also ranked in several diversity categories, including:

  • No. 5 Diversity for Minorities
  • No. 8 Best Law Firms for Diversity Overall
  • No. 12 Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities
  • No. 9 Diversity for Women
  • No. 11 Diversity for LGBT

Additionally, the firm was ranked No. 8 in the new Technology & Innovation category.
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The Power of Knowledge

What is the business landscape in the face of teaching and learning challenges, during a challenge in age differences in companies, new technologies, and overcrowded users of Information?

The analysis carried out by companies in training topics is focused on strategies that guarantee quick and accurate learning. During history, different researchers have dedicated themselves to propose different teaching models that have worked in their times, and according to its evolution have been improving and modifying these ways of teaching and learning. We are at the cusp of proposing and implementing new models that adapt to the fundamental needs of apprentices, the new fields of education are companies.
How can adults learn in companies?

How, after academic instruction, companies should resume studying habits?

These are some of the challenges we encounter every day, to help our users restore the desire to learn, we can create environments where:

  • Focusing is Learning
  • We create human relationships with your users

It is time to bring effective knowledge to your company!
Click here to learn more: http://inproext.com/blog/

Me preparo: procesos migratorios y mi dinero.

Miriam Rebling, Executive Director of Qualitas of Life Foundation, will be running a 5k race to raise money for the foundation.

“I need your help. My goal is to raise $5,000 before November 2nd. These funds will be earmarked for one of our specific programs: Me preparo: procesos migratorios y mi dinero.”

This program is designed to offer support to Latino families facing the threat of deportation, given the hostile anti-immigrant environment that prevails in the United States, and specifically in the tri-state area. Our goal is that these families learn about their legal rights, that they understand the tools that are within their reach to protect their patrimony, and that they take preemptive measures in case that they find themselves separated from their loved ones. 

The raised funds will enable us to take our workshop to families that need our support. Any donation gets us a little closer to our goal and supports a cause that deserves our attention and solidarity.

Thank you in advance for your help and support; if you want to learn more about this program or about Qualitas don´t hesitate to contact Miriam.

You can donate by clicking here:
Join me in my quest to raise awareness and resources to support the Latino and Hispanic immigrant families through Qualitas of Life.

 

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