Health Issues in the Latino Community
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. This month long celebration honors the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
This one month period is significant for several Latin American countries with September 15 being independence day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. September 16 is Mexico's independence day and Chile's is September18.
L.A. Care wants you to know about five health issues facing the Latino community.