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Chronic Disease Management and Integrated Care Among Hispanic Populations

  • Olga CirlugeaEmail author
  • Janice Ta
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Abstract

Chronic conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of Hispanics, with the first two leading causes of death among Hispanics being cancer and heart disease (CDC. Health of Hispanic or Latino population, 2016b. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/hispanic-health.htm). Research indicates that Hispanics with chronic care conditions are more likely to be diagnosed and begin treatment after the disease has progressed, less likely to engage with the treatment recommended, more likely to report more barriers to the self-management of their conditions, and to overall experience a poorer quality of life following diagnosis. Thus, the aim of this chapter is to explore the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions in Hispanics in integrated care, how these affect the Hispanic patient, and to illustrate how BHPs can work with the Primary Care Provider (PCPs) in order to improve the health of Hispanics living with chronic conditions while drawing from evidence-based guidelines, when available.

Keywords

Mayo Clinic Behavioral Health Primary Care Provider American Diabetes Association American Cancer Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.RenoUSA

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