Here’s the latest activity on the Salud America! Hub to drive healthy changes:
EricMoreno77 published the change Latino Parents in Mass. Find Translation Efforts Inadequate in the Hub Salud America! 1 month ago
Despite making great strides in education achievement and attainment in recent years, many Latinos still face significant obstacles that prevent them from being equal to their White, Black, and Asian peers. One of the most significant obstacles is the language barrier that many, especially immigrant and non-English speaking parents must deal […]
Amanda Merck published the resource An Analysis of Child Care Deserts by Zip Code in 8 States in the Hub Salud America! 1 month ago
Although research has shown the many health, social and emotional, and cognitive benefits of quality early child care and education, Latinos have the lowest participation in these programs.
Child care deserts may be the answer.
Although affordability, work schedules, and waiting lists are also factors, location is often the first […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Report: Latinos Hit Hardest by Housing Market Collapse in the Hub Salud America! 1 month ago
When the housing market collapsed in 2006, it led to one of the hardest-hitting, wide-reaching financial crises that the United States had felt in decades.
The Great Recession, as it became known, had a disproportionate impact on minorities – especially Latinos – that still impacts their ability to achieve the goal of home ownership. It als […]
Rosalie Aguilar published the resource The WSCC Model: A New Comprehensive Approach to Healthier Students in the Hub Salud America! 1 month ago
Healthier students learn better according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). That’s why schools and communities alike are embracing a new, comprehensive model to health and education called the Whole Schools, Whole Communities, and Whole Child (WSCC) approach.
The model combines traditional coordinated school […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Texas City Drafts Budget to Funnel Funds through ‘Equity Lens’ in the Hub Salud America! 1 month ago
“Equity” is a term that means many things to many different people. For many Latinos, equity has been difficult to attain in many different areas. Healthcare, housing, education, and income are just some of the areas in which many Latinos face disparities and/or inequities.
However, the City of San Antonio, Texas (63.34% Latino pop […]
EricMoreno77 published the change City Councilman Behind Efforts to Save Ed. Program for Low-Income Students in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 1 week ago
Education is one of the most important factors that determines a person’s long-term health and success in life. While more and more Latinos are finding their way into two- and four-year colleges and universities, they still lag behind other racial/ethnic groups.
Often, a lack of access and opportunity prevent many Latino students from c […]
EricMoreno77 published the salud hero Technology Brings Health Care to Latinos in Houston in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 1 week ago
Peter Kim is a sort of accidental convert to the world of telehealth.
Kim was about to start his labor-intensive medical residency—but he also wanted to continue his work as a community health coordinator with Harbor Health Home in Houston.
How could he do both?
Kim began to further explore how to use telehealth to b […]
It cannot be emphasized enough: kids need to eat healthy, nutritious meals in order for them to succeed academically. There is an indisputable link between nutrition and the development of children’s brains. Despite this importance, many kids go hungry.
Kids from low-income families, including a disproportionate number of Latinos, often go w […]
Housing segregation through much of the 1900’s resulted in drastic inequity in neighborhood walkability, among numerous other social justice issues.
Join America Walks’ quarterly webinar series, Walking Toward Justice, to get a better understanding in the systematic and socially-constructed creation of past and present inequalities in […]
Amanda Merck published the resource TED Talk: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 1 week ago
Childhood trauma increases risk for seven out of 10 leading causes of death in the US.
Abuse, neglect and poverty can change our brains and our bodies, yet doctors are not trained in routine screening or treatment of childhood trauma.
Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris digs into the effects of repeated childhood traumatic experiences on the […]
Amanda Merck published the change Detroit Lawsuit Over Civil Right to Literacy in Michigan in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Only a little over 5% of 4th and 8th grader students in Detroit, Michigan scored proficient in reading.
In September 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court against Governor Rick Snyder and state education officials, claiming that the state of Michigan is denying students in Detroit Public Schools their constitution […]
EricMoreno77 published the change City Looks to Increase Minimum Wage; Faces Resistance from State in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Few factors are as important to a person’s health as their income. Millions of Latinos and other minorities struggle to make ends meet financially because of low-wage jobs. Low wages lead to housing instability, food insecurity, and poor health.
In recent years, cities across the country have pursued efforts to raise the minimum wage so t […]
Two critical parts of every bus trip are the walk there and the walk back.
Sadly, many streets are designed for cars, not families, making for some very sorry bus stops.
Safe routes and safe bus stops are critical for people to access basic necessities, like schools, work, grocery stores, parks, healthcare, and other cultural and […]
Amanda Merck published the change Head Start Partners with Technical and Community College in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Latino children may have education disadvantages when starting kindergarten. Head Start, which is free for low-income families, may help to improve school readiness with curriculum to enhance children’s language, pre-literacy, and social-emotional skills.
In 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start passed new performance […]
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