Saturday, August 19, 2017

Health Equity

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The Growth of the Latino Population is Slowing Down

While still on the rise, the annual growth rate of the U.S. Latino population has dropped from 3.7% in 2006 to 2% in 2017, according to new stats from Pew Research Center. U.S. Asians now...

Report: Heavily Latino Cities Named Least Educated in U.S.

Latinos have historically lagged behind whites in education. They have made strides, like a declining dropout rate and increased college enrollment, but are still more disconnected (not in school, not working) and lag in college...
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Report: Many Latino College Students are Homeless, Hungry

More Latinos are heading to college than ever before. The bad news is that the high cost of higher education often stands in the way of Latinos completing their college degrees. In fact, many students have...
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Legendary Latino TV Personality Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

For over 50 years, Don Francisco has been delighting Latino audiences on TV as the legendary host of Sabado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta. Now, he is using his influence to help launch a new...
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The “Real” Cost of Bullying

Bullying can stress a Latino child's emotions and mental health, and can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. That's bad enough. But bullying also can keep a child from attending school and...
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Hollywood Is Showcasing Tobacco at Shocking Rate

As long as there have been movies, characters have smoked on the big screen, too. But as the public became more aware of the consequences of using tobacco, attitudes changed and usage of tobacco products...
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School Lunch Shaming: A ‘Hidden’ Type of Bullying for Latino Kids

The classic bully takes a kid's lunch money. But a new type of bully—"school lunch shaming," when a student has no money for lunch to begin with—is on the upswing in schools across the country,...
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Sad Irony: Farmworkers Less Likely to Use Food Benefits

Farmworkers labor and toil long hours to put food on people's tables. But, in a cruel twist, many aren't accessing the food benefits they need—and are eligible for—to feed their own families, according to a...
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Study: Young Latinos, Not Immigrants, Face Most Discrimination

Young Latino men born in the U.S. reported experiencing high levels of discrimination, according to a new study. Penn State researchers examined reported discrimination among 1,275 Latinos and 500 whites in Los Angeles County. They found...
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How a Short Task in Middle School Puts Latinos on a Path to College

A simple assignment has the power to sharply increase Latino middle-schoolers' chances of getting to college, researchers have found. The assignment? Write essays about your core values and why they are important to you. For the past...

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