I'm proud to introduce Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a fantastic organization focused on advancing Latinas in California. For 25 years, HOPE has helped over 40,000 Latinas attain better education, have access to health care, increase their civic participation, and achieve economic empowerment.
The Alzheimer's Association turned Washington, D.C. purple this week for its 26th annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum! Alzheimer's patients, caregivers for loved ones with the disease, and other advocates from all 50 states gathered to speak with their members of Congress about legislation that could advance Alzheimer's research, improve patient access to diagnostic tests and treatments, and promote education and awareness about the disease.
According to a landmark 2002 report, lack of insurance--more than any other demographic or economic barrier--negatively affects the quality and availability of health care received by minorities. In the spirit of this year's National Minority Health Month theme, "Prevention is Power," we take a look at the how access to preventative care through health insurance can promote health equity.