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Deeper Look: Hispanic/Latinx Communities and Hepatitis

This webpage discusses how viral hepatitis disproportionately impacts Hispanic/Latinx communities. In 2018, Hispanic/Latinx individuals were 1.4 times more likely to die from Hepatitis C than non-Hispanic whites, with significant barriers such as language, access to care, and high-risk behaviors contributing to these disparities. Despite the availability of effective treatments, Hispanic/Latinx patients face significant treatment gaps. Social determinants of health, such as lower insurance coverage and limited access to quality care, exacerbate these issues. National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day, observed on May 15, seeks to address these disparities through education and advocacy.

Audiences:
Health Professionals
Author:
HepVu
Focus Area:
Viral Hepatitis
Subjects:
Hepatitis
Hispanics/Latinos
Publication Date:
2024
Format:
Webpage
Last Updated Date:
Publication ID:
377197