Approximately 39% 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).
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.