Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:20am EST —
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:35am EST
Latinos in the US continue to face disparities in health but have made new gains in potential access to health care services and other health resources. LULAC has prioritized advocacy in support of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act with state run health exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid as well the protection of safety net nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC). LULAC’s Latinos Living Healthy initiative will work with councils, advocates, and legislators to ensure that our communities are considered in the development of new services and represented in the decision processes and workforce of Americas new healthcare system.