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9 Critical Questions on Medicaid and the Latino Healthcare Crisis

Latinos are uninsured more than two times the rate of their white peers. Given that Latinos are projected to grow to 29% of the population by 2050, this lack of healthcare coverage, including Medicaid, will continue to endanger the health of many more individuals, families, and the healthcare system. In honor of Minority Health Month, …
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Meet the 2021 Exito! Latino Cancer Research Trainees

Program leaders have selected 26 aspiring Latino researchers from across the nation to join the 2021 cohort of Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training at UT Health San Antonio. Each year, Éxito! recruits U.S. master’s level students and professionals to participate in a five-day, culturally tailored Éxito! summer institute to promote pursuit of a doctoral degree and cancer research. The …
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Study: Peer Modeling with Psychological Inoculation Can Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccination is often deterred by misinformation, from conspiracy theories to exaggerated side effects on social media. Vaccine misinformation is potent among Latinos due to lack of reliable information that is culturally relevant or in Spanish, along with little government outreach. That is why UT Health San Antonio researchers studied a new type of advertisement …
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Study: Most Black and Latino Adults Hesitant to Take a COVID-19 Vaccine

As we grow closer to developing a COVID-19 vaccine, some uncertainty lies ahead. Several new studies show that older Americans, especially Latino and Black adults, are skeptical of the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine. The results indicate mistrust between communities of color and public health officials, likely due to historical racism in health …
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We Can Do This: The COVID-19 Public Education Campaign in English, Spanish

You’ve probably seen or heard this phrase a lot recently: “We can do this.” That’s the slogan for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services‘ “We Can Do This” / “Juntos Sí Podemos” COVID-19 Public Education Campaign. This national initiative aims to increase public confidence in uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and other basic prevention …
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