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American Cancer Society (ACS) Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos: These reports, available in English and Spanish, are intended to provide a detailed summary of information about cancer in the U.S. Hispanic population to community leaders, public health and health care workers, and others interested in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment for Hispanics/Latinos.

Latino Health Access: LHA programs promote the improvement on quality of life and health for uninsured, and under-served families; this goal is achieved through quality preventive services and educational programs, with emphasis in full participation of individuals in decisions affecting their health.

MedlinePlus – Hispanic-American Health:

National Alliance for Hispanic Health: The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is an organization that focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanic by pushing for health care reform that creates the best outcomes for all, ensuring accountability, and informing and mobilizing consumers.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses: NAHN is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. http://nahnnet.org/

National Council of La Raza: Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. http://www.nclr.org/

Intercultural Cancer Council – Hispanics/Latinos & Cancer Fact Sheet: The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Pew Hispanic Center: Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. http://www.pewhispanic.org/data-and-resources/

 Redes En Acción – The National Latino Cancer Research Network: a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to combat cancer among Latinos. Redes En Acción has built a national network of community-based organizations, research institutions, government health agencies and the public. Core activities include promoting training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities in Latino communities.

U.S. Census Bureau – Hispanic Population of the United States:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Minority Health: Hispanic/Latino Profile