Disability Among the Latinx Population: Epidemiology and Empowerment Interventions

  • Fabricio E. BalcazarEmail author
  • Sandra Magaña
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar


The significant increase in the Latinx population in the USA has also resulted in an increase in Latinx persons with disabilities. This chapter provides an overview of the prevalence and the most common types of disability in the Latinx population and a review of the health care status and barriers to health care experienced by Latinx persons. Empowerment-based interventions to address some of the barriers are also discussed here. We close the chapter with a discussion of implications for future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabricio E. Balcazar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandra Magaña
    • 2
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Disability and Human DevelopmentUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Steve Hicks School of Social WorkUniversity of Texas-AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Department of Occupational TherapyUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoChicagoUSA

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