September 11, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • According to a new study, Latino children who live in states with harsher laws that apply to immigrants and systemic prejudice against them are more likely to experience mental health or chronic physical health conditions. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that Latino children who lived in states with higher inequities had higher odds of one or more physical health conditions and two or more mental health conditions, even after accounting for individual experiences of discrimination and socioeconomic status. States with higher inequity scores included Alaska, Alabama, and Nebraska, while California scored the lowest. (Article here)