National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

The Health of the Hispanic Elderly: Mortality, Morbidity and Barriers to Healthcare Access

As the Hispanic elderly population continues to grow, mortality, morbidity, and access to healthcare are all important factors that will influence their well-being in their later years of life in the U.S. This paper by Christy Erving gives a review of some of the prevalent causes death, illnesses, disparities in comparison to other racial/ethnic groups, and barriers to healthcare access for the Hispanic elderly. Visit for more information.