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SA! Resource Minnesota Counties Turn to Data to Find Equity for Minorities

Many Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions (health disparities) compared to whites. Why do these disparities exist? Numerous health inequities are at play, which are rooted in social disadvantage and therefore are unjust or avoidable. One of the main inequities that hinder Latinos is a lack of access. Recently, the St. Paul Foundation – … Read more

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SA! Resource Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks: How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime

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Crime, violence and the fear of violence lead to reduced physical activity and loss of motivation to invest in health. According to a report from Safe Routes to School National Partnership (SRTS), 23% of Latino parents reported their neighborhoods were unsafe, compared with 8% of white parents. It is critical to address crime and violence for Latinas because … Read more

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SA! Resource Pacific Island Nations Kick Junk Food Off the Island

With obesity rates rising for the Pacific Island Nations, islands like remote pacific island nation Vanuatu is planning to outlaw imported food throughout all the 12 inhabited islands. The plan is to keep government functions and tourist establishments free from junk food, and instead offer up healthy organic local foods like coconut, lobsters and more. … Read more

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SA! Resource Silent Barriers to Biking in Communities of Color

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“Transportation professionals should be more concerned about the personal safety of Black and Hispanic cyclists because they are in a position to change how the built environment either acts as a conduit or barrier to criminal activity,” Charles T. Brown, a transportation researcher and adjunct professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University, wrote in … Read more

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SA! Resource Chancellor Confirms Sugary Beverage Tax

Sugary drink taxes and other policy restrictions on sugary drinks are growing in popularity across the globe to help reduce sugar intake in order to decrease rising obesity levels. Now British Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a two-tier levy of 18 pounds on drinks that have five grams of sugar per 100ml and the higher 24-pound … Read more

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SA! Resource How to Help Picky Eaters Enjoy Veggies!

As many parents know, and research shows, US kids are not getting enough vegetables into their diets. Although there are many ways to hide greens into kids’ diets, experts suggest to keep them in plain view on the plate. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 93% … Read more

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SA! Resource Heavily Latino Populated Cities/States among “Hardest Working” in the U.S.

Latinos are the fastest growing racial and ethnic minority population in the country. They are already the largest and youngest and are closing the gaps in several key inequity gaps, including education and health care access. Another important social determinant of health is employment. The ability to find sustainable and equitable employment is key in … Read more

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SA! Resource Vital Signs Report on Arthritis in America

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About 60% of adults with arthritis are working age-ages 18-64 years old, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Arthritis is a disabling chronic condition that can lead to severe joint pain and poor physical function and negatively affect quality of life. Physical activity, like … Read more

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SA! Resource Webinar on Insights on Soda Tax Victories

Are you working to pass a tax on sugary drinks in your community, considering whether to pursue one or counseling others on how to get one adopted? Do you want to learn what it took to field and win tax campaigns? This one-hour webinar is for you. Panelists will share lessons learned from both ballot … Read more

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SA! Resource Wage Gap for Latinos is “Persistent” in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California (48.67% Latino population) is the second largest city in the United States. The city is also one of the largest urban hubs of Latinos in the country. However, the inequity gaps in health, wealth, income, and opportunities for Latinos is rising in the City of Angels. In a report developed by PolicyLink, … Read more

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