The value of a healthy year of life for an individual or a community, has innumerable dimensions, benefits including the ability to attend school, work, care for children, start a business, in summary, to work toward the aspirations of self-sufficiency and economic mobility all families and individuals share.
For immigrants, an invisible framework – basic knowledge and understanding of the American system, is missing, exacerbating barriers to cope with illnesses and finding appropriate health providers and resources for their needs. In Georgia, for 50% of all Hispanic families, the lack of proper documentation, adds one more layer of complexity to accessing health care and information and services not only to treat illnesses but to prevent those as well.
With the median age of Hispanics/Latinx in Metro Atlanta being 26, childhood poverty at 41% (Pew Hispanic Center) understanding the social determinations for health and wellbeing and their impact in the economic development of the state is critical for the development of appropriate and equitable policies, programs, services and planning in general.
Every year, the Latino Community Fund along with Ser Familia organize and co-host this unique convening and learning space for all community members interested in exploring solutions for our community.
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