State lacks Spanish-speaking nurses; for Everett student, it’s personal

From Everett Herald: There is a “great scarcity” of Spanish-speaking doctors and nurses across the country, said Leo Morales, associate dean of health equity at the University of Washington. About 13% of people in the United States identify as Hispanic, and nearly 70% speak Spanish at home. But only 8% of doctors speak Spanish, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Latino Health and Culture research center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Just over 10% of nurses are Hispanic, according to a national nurse survey. Read more at the link: