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Why a Large Scale Alzheimer’s Study is Critical for Latinos

Among the countless disparities Latinos face, the way in which people’s brains age might differ based on their race. That is what researchers at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth will study after reciving increased funding for large-scale Alzheimer’s biomarker study from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Mainly, they will …
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Luz Garcini: Helping Latino Immigrants Heal from Grief

Luz Garcini wants to help Latinos heal from the loss of a loved one. “One of the biggest needs that we see in the community right now is that there has been a lot of loss and grief, particularly associated to the loss of loved ones over the current [COVID-19] pandemic, that has not been …
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Dr. Amelie Ramirez: Answering the Big Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines

Latinos are getting vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccine at much lower rates. Why is this? How can we build vaccine confidence? Dr. Amelie Ramirez and her team at Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio are working hard to promote vaccine confidence and answer Latinos’ big questions about the vaccine. Ramirez is doing this in …
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Force for Health Case Study for Huntingdon County

The local hospital  (J. C. Blair Health System) was the initial champion and started to build the Collaborative as part of its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Implementation Plan.  Its foundation, a local 501C3, took the lead as the fiscal agent and convener to create theJuniata College,  parks department, school districts, mental health agencies, restaurants, farmers markets,  and council of churches rapidly joined in.

Kendra Gage: Teaching Implicit Bias and Anti-Racism in the Classroom

Kendra Gage starts off all her new classes addressing one obvious fact: she’s white. That’s because Gage is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) who teaches African American studies, focusing on the Civil Rights Movement and addressing racism in modern America. Gage believes in addressing her whiteness because she wants students …
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