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Here’s How to Help Fight Health Disparities in Your Area (& Get a Scholarship for It!)


gmap siteA regional health disparities research program has unveiled a new website, membership opportunity, and scholarships under the direction of Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.

Dr. Ramirez’ program is called GMaP Region 4.

It is one of six regional GMaPs (or Transdisciplinary Geographic Management Programs) funded by the National Cancer Institute to bring together local networks of investigators to collaboratively identify and address health disparities in regions across the country.

GMaP Region 4 is enhancing local communication, recruitment, and evaluation capacity to support health disparities research, training and outreach in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah and Nebraska.

Join the program to learn more and get involved.

Apply for these new scholarship opportunities:

“GMaP Region 4 is working hard to target our regional health disparities and increase the pipeline of researchers who are tackling those very disparities,” Ramirez said.

GMaP Region 4 was established in 2009 by the National Cancer Institute through Dr. Ramirez’ Latino cancer research program, Redes En Acción.

So far, Region 4 has established four subcommittees, identified regional theme areas for future research, and developed an implementation plan to chart the future course of research, training and infrastructure development in the region.

It also has completed a clinical trial education and outreach project that led to a manual, Clinical Trials Outreach for Latinos, to stimulate minority participation in clinical trials.

For more, go here.


Telenovelas: Are Spanish-Language Soap Operas Good for Your Health?


The latest in Spanish-language soap operas, or telenovelas, are more than just about romance and personal scandal, they’re debuting some very clear messages on health care for Latinos in the U.S., specifically Colorado, PBS Newshour reports.

Read more about the new telenovelas here or watch this video.

Watch Are Spanish-Language Soap Operas Good for Your Health? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

VIDEO: Telenovela Spins Plot Twists on Hispanic Obesity, Diabetes


Skipping the perhaps familiar soap opera themes of betrayal and love spats, a telenovela from the Colorado Health Foundation spins plot twists and cliffhangers on Hispanics and obesity and diabetes.

The foundation’s first telenovela in 2009, “Encrucijada: Sin Salud No Hay Nada,” or “Crossroads: Without Health, There Is Nothing,” which focused on Latino healths issues and informed about health services provided by the state, was successful, drawing 35,000 households one night, Fox News Latino reports.

Taping on a sequel, “Encrucijada 2,” is expected to start filming this fall in Los Angeles.

In the mean time, learn more about the first telenovela here or below.

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