Although Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic/racial population in the U. S. & are projected to be the largest by the turn of the century, little has been published until now about the health status of this important segment of the population. This text fills an information void, written for Latinos & for those with an investment in the health & well-being of Latinos. The book reflects the research, knowledge, & expertise of nationally recognized Latino researchers, scholars, educators, & activists. Public health workers, social workers, professors, & others will find this an indispensable reference. Sections of the book address a profile of Latinos; Latinos in the health care system; life cycle & family health; patterns of chronic disease; occupational health; & alcohol, drug, & mental health issues among Latinos. Nonmembers: $42.50 APHA Members $29.75.Molina, Carlos W. is the author of 'Latino Health in Us:growing Challenge' with ISBN 9780875532158 and ISBN 0875532152.