1. Suicide among Older Chinese Adults in the United States

    A study of Chinese people over the age of 60 in the greater Chicago area revealed that living alone, poor health, and an annual income under $5,000 were significantly associated with the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts. The authors suggest that “older adults with a lower income level may experience...
  2. The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

    The United States prides itself on being a nation of immigrants, and the country has a long history of successfully absorbing people from across the globe. The integration of immigrants and their children contributes to our economic vitality and our vibrant and ever changing culture. We have offered opportunities to...
  3. Early Childhood Internalizing Problems in Mexican- and Dominican-Origin Children: The Role of Cultural Socialization and Parenting Practices

    Authoritarian parenting can lead to depression and somatization in young Mexican American and Dominican American children, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work. The study, led by social work professor Esther Calzada and published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent...
  4. Demographic Characteristics and Health Behaviors among a Diverse Group of Adult Hispanic/Latino Males in the United States

    Reducing health disparities in the nation is a goal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Affordable Care Act is making important strides toward meeting that goal. About 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health insurance coverage since the provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, including...
  5. Discrimination-Related Stress Effects on the Development of Internalizing Symptoms Among Latino Adolescents

    Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed...
  6. The State of Latinos in the Deep South: Challenges & Opportunities

    Latinos/Hispanics continue to be one of the fastest growing population in Southern states, and the entire nation. The Southern region faces unique challenges and opportunities for Latinos in all areas that impact the overall state of Latino day-to-day life and health conditions. The Latinos in the Deep South Program of...