Approximately 42% of St. Joseph's Medical Clinic are Hispanic. From 2000 to 2011, the Hispanic population change in Waukesha County was 76%1. St. Joseph's Medical Clinic provide staff and volunteers on-site that are Spanish-speaking, culturally-sensitive, and able to help with medical care.
Improve Quality of Life
We are proud to partner with many community organizations that serve to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos. We are a member agency of the Hispanic Collaborative Network (HCN).
Save the Date! Join Us October 11th, 2017 th for health and immunization fair at Waukesha South High School.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, certain chronic conditions affecting Hispanics/Latinos give rise to concern2.
- During the years 2001-2005, the three leading causes of death among Hispanics/Latinos in Wisconsin were cancer, heart disease, and unintentional injury.
- Cancer caused 19 percent of Hispanic/Latino deaths in Wisconsin, and heart disease caused 15 percent.
- Latinos in Wisconsin have lower rates of death and hospitalization from heart disease, compared to the total Wisconsin population.
- In 2001-2005, the age-adjusted mortality rate from heart disease was 80 deaths per 100,000 population among Hispanics/Latinos, compared to 202 per 100,000 in the total Wisconsin population.
- Both male and female Hispanics/Latinos have lower rates of heart disease hospitalization compared to their counterparts in the total population.
- In 2001-2005, the age-adjusted cancer mortality rate for Hispanic/Latinos was 82 deaths per 100,000 population, compared to 184 per 100,000 for the total Wisconsin population.
- Hispanics/Latinos in Wisconsin have a higher rate of death from diabetes, compared to the total Wisconsin population.