Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Hispanics comprise the largest ethnic minority population in the United States —and therefore a large portion of patients for many eyecare professionals. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15—although any time is a good time for ECPs and their associates to learn more about "cultural competency," an important macro trend impacting all health care professions, particularly vision care. As part of its major multicultural initiative, Transitions Optical's Diversity Advisory Board member Allert Brown-Gort, a Faculty Fellow for the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame talks about this diverse population in this video. You can also find a trove of resources to learn more about this subject with their Multicultural Toolkit. Start with this Fact Sheet on "Understanding Hispanic Subgroups."