The purposes of the ¡Salud! Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx Special Interest Group will be to:
- Serve as a primary resource for the Academy for papers, posters, courses, information, and research regarding health disparities, ocular and systemic disease, and language barriers in the Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx communities, and to advise the Academy on policy in these areas.
- Encourage inquiry and research into systemic and ocular diseases affecting Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx communities, why health disparities exist in these communities and mitigation strategies, and how to provide the best eye and vision care for these communities to increase health equity.
- Promote, advance and enhance the identity of optometry as a profession with expertise in caring for the Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx communities.