The Health of the Hispanic Elderly: Mortality, Morbidity and Barriers to Healthcare Access – August 2007

Authors: Christy Erving, National Council on Hispanic Aging (NHCOA)

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 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 nhcoa.org for more information.