Mental Health Disparities among Hispanic and Latino Populations

Disparities in health care and mental health care are more evident than ever. Some areas of concern include limited access to high-quality care and the availability of culturally grounded evidence-based treatment and services for Hispanics and Latinos. Addressing these disparities, the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC developed this booklet. It emphasizes the social determinants of health (SDOH), as well as non-medical health-related social needs (HRSN) and their impact on mental health outcomes. It offers recommendations for mental health providers, researchers, and consumers to reduce disparities among Latino communities, including increasing awareness and the importance of being trained in culturally grounded evidence-based interventions. Treatment works! Most Latinos who seek specialty mental health care do get better.

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