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Latino Health: A Matter of Justice
Latino Community Foundation
Xavier Morales, Ph.D.
Latino Coalition for a Health California
May 8, 2014
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
 Established twenty years ago by advocates, consumers,
educators, & health professionals
 The only statewide organization with a specific emphasis on
Latino health
 LCHC’s primary mission is to develop & support policies, direct
services & socio economic conditions to improve the health of
LCHC Regional Networks
Leading Causes of Death
Among California Latinos, heart
disease, cancer, stroke and
diabetes account for over 54%
of all deaths.
Source: Latino Health Statistics, Champions of change.
ACA/Covered California and the Medi-Cal Expansion are
first steps toward improving Latino Health
Why is Health a Matter of Justice?
Social Determinants of Health
 Aggressive Marketing of
Unhealthy Products
 Food Security
 Parks & Recreational Space
 The Natural Environment
Safe Neighborhoods
 Access to Transportation
 Affordable & Safe Housing
 Community Infrastructure
 Economic Justice
 Educational Equity
 Hope & Efficacy
 Human Capital
 Social Connectedness
 Equitable Health Care
 Cultural Identity
Co-Sponsored Bill List
 AB 2102 (Ting): Data for a Culturally Appropriate
Health Care Workforce
 AB 2345 (Gonzalez): Nutrition and Critical
Assistance for Lawfully Present Californians
 SB 1000 (Monning): Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Safety Warning Act
 SB 1310 (Lara): Misdemeanors: Maximum
 *SB 1005 (Lara): Healthcare for All
 *SB 972 (Torres): Expansion of Covered California
SB 1005—Finishing the Job
Thank you!
Latino Coalition for
a Healthy California
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