DID YOU KNOW? In California Latinos are underrepresented in the Health Professions
Latinos represent 38% of the population in California. However, Latino physicians account for only 5% of the physician workforce. Counties like Sacramento, with high percentages of Latinos, have low numbers of primary care physicians. See FACT SHEET (download)
In California Latinos experience health disparities and health inequities
Poverty, lack of access and cultural competency are a few factors why Latinos continue to show escalating differences in the incidence, prevalence and burden of diseases. Latinos lack health insurance at higher rates than any other ethnic group, and while the population-to-physician ratio in California is 335:1, the Latino population-to-physician is almost 3000:1.