In the African American society, they have more struggles then most, they are taught not stay quiet and not express things that “whites” would not like. “Individuals and families who are below the poverty level or lack adequate resources have limited access to health care services such as prenatal and maternal care, childhood immunizations, dental checkups, well-child care, and a wide range of other health promoting and preventive services” (Mandel,2013,page.32). These societies have been turned away and forgot for years, and the need help and assistance that can help improve their health.
Many of the health problems of Native Americans can be linked directly to the social and economic conditions described (Mandel,2013, page.33). Both African Americans and Native Americans suffer from the same stigma, the culture does not have enough to ensure safety and quality among all members. Native Americans have been turned away and forgot for years, and need help establishing their needs.
Asian Americans are individuals with origins in far East, Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, 2019). Asian Americans are most at risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, 2019). The CDC (2020) reports 11.7% obesity rate and 8.3% with poor health.
Latino/Hispanic Americans are individuals from Cuba, Mexico, South or Central America, Spanish Culture, Puerto Rico. Latino Americans have a much higher rate of obesity when compared to Asian Americans. The CDC (2020) reports over 48.4% Latino Americans are diagnosed with obesity. 20.1% are not insured, when compared to Asian Americans 7.4% do not have coverage. Latino Americans also have a leading cause of death of cancer, heart disease and unintentional injuries (CDC, 2020).
Both populations have similar health issues, but Latino Americans have a greater obesity rate than Asian Americans. Furthermore, Latino Americans have a greater percentage of individuals uninsured.