May 20, 2024  
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024 
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024

SP 551 - Latinx Health Issues in the United States

3.00 credits.
This course explores the many barriers that Latinx populations face concerning health care. According to the CDC while Latinx patients have lower rates of heart disease and cancer than whites in the United States, they suffer disproportionately from high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic liver disease. This course seeks to understand these trends and to identify public health interventions that have been successful in addressing these challenges using articles in Spanish and English from government agencies and established journals. Special attention will be given to the variables present under the umbrella of ‘Latinx’ including exploration of socioeconomic class, education, immigration status, gender and generation. This course is taught in Spanish.
  Prerequisite(s): SP 531 .