What We Do

Healthcare Access

Healthcare is a human right, no matter who you are or where you live.

Background

Healthcare is important for women, families, and communities to thrive, and to live with dignity and self-determination. Healthcare is also a human right, no matter who you are or where you live.

Why it Matters for Latinas

Latinos and other communities of color continue to face obstacles to achieving good health as a result of systematic barriers, including poverty, racism, and lack of insurance. As a result, Latinos and other communities of color are disproportionately affected by health inequities in comparison to non-Latino whites. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extended healthcare coverage to millions, many Latinos and other immigrants were barred from purchasing plans, solely due to their immigration status. As a result, Latinos still have the highest rates of uninsurance when compared to other groups in the U.S. Additionally, there continues to be a deficit of healthcare providers who understand the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse communities, which may contribute to miscommunication and poorer health outcomes.  

How We Fight for Justice

NLIRH works to expand access to quality, affordable, culturally- and linguistically- appropriate health coverage, services, and information for low-income, immigrant, LGBTQ, rural, and young Latin@s and their families.