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Jennifer Rangel: Creating Bilingual Cartoons to Teach Zoning 101

“Ever wondered why your neighborhood looks how it does?” Jennifer Rangel once asked herself this question. To find an answer, Rangel, got a master’s degree in urban planning. Along the way, this Latina planner learned that discriminatory urban planning practices, like the zoning of land, had been used for white advantage for over a century, …
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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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Latinos Vaccinated for COVID-19 at Far Lower Rates than White People

As the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed across the country, several states are beginning to report the demographic makeup of their vaccine distribution numbers. Unfortunately, Latinos make up a very low percentage of those getting a vaccine, despite being disproportionately hurt by COVID-19. Let’s take a look at the data. COVID-19 …
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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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Bilingual Comic Strip Helps Latinos See Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine

A new educational COVID-19 comic strip series in English and Spanish is helping bring important vaccine information to Latino families. The comic strips, created by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, demonstrate what families, friends, parents, and patients need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine. The comics also feature the Alliance’s bilingual Su Familia Helpline …
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