Texan Hispanics: Health & Socioeconomic Profile.
A call for action.
As a young and diverse group, Hispanics constitute a vibrant cultural, social, political, and economic force. One in five Hispanics in the U.S. live in Texas, and Hispanics account for 40.2% of the 29.5 million Texans. While immigration toward Texas has slowed in the past decade, Hispanics are still a growing and young demographic group. Over a third (34.4%) of Hispanics are under 19, and half (50.1%) are under 29.
our strengths and challenges to live healthy lives and contribute to the future of Texas. To realize our potential, we must ensure that Texas Hispanic communities enjoy educational and professional opportunities, obtain quality and affordable services, and achieve socioeconomic stability.
The Latino Commission on AIDS would like to thank Gilead Sciences for funding this project and reaffirming its commitment to creating healthier communities.
About the Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS’s mission is to improve and expand access to quality and appropriate health care to address HIV, viral hepatitis, STI prevention, and other health challenges faced by the diverse communities we serve, as well as promote research, treatment, and support services by and for Hispanic/Latinx.
The Commission is the leading organization coordinating the National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day(May), the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Zero Homophobia (May), Zero Transphobia (November), Latinos in the South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and health advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Commission is also the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, which is dedicated to addressing health disparities.
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