The Latino Health Coalition works to improve health equity for the Hispanic community in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The long-standing advisory group has addressed a variety of health concerns for Latinos, including youth risk behaviors, language barriers, economic stress and cultural competency.
The coalition began as a task force in 1998 and was officially established in 2007. It has a proud history of providing community data on health outcomes for Latinos. In 1999, members issued their first study of health disparities experienced by the Hispanic community in Monroe County. Updated most recently in 2014, the “Nuestra Salud” report documented higher rates of obesity, poverty, infant mortality, mental stress and other health indicators among Latino residents.
Today, the coalition continues to work to improve the collection of data on race and ethnicity. The coalition also advocates for policies that support healthy behaviors. It works to improve the scope, quality and availability of health services in the Latino community.
The Latino Health Coalition meets monthly at Common Ground. Part of the meeting is open to the public.
To attend the next meeting, visit our calendar below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino Health Coalition Members
Members of the Latino Health Coalition include leaders from community nonprofits, hospital systems, insurers, business, government and other organizations.
Access a wealth of data about the health of Latino residents in the Finger Lakes from our Insights Library.