Latino Representation in the Health Care Industry

New York State

A health care workforce that is representative of the served population is important for cultural competence and health equity. The charts show the percentage of the health care workforce and health care graduates that were Latino. Latinos are underrepresented in both areas. While Latino residents represented 18% of the New York working-age population (that is, people aged 20 to 65), only 2-9% of health care workers in NY were Latino. Similarly, over one in five adults in New York ages 20 to 35 are Latino (22%), but Latino graduates aren’t earning advanced health care degrees in proportional numbers.

This data visualization is part of Unheard: How Silencing Latino Voices Harms Latino Health Equity.

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