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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. Why? Child care deserts may be the answer. Although affordability, work schedules, and waiting lists are also factors, location is often the first major consideration for families. … Read morePosted on .
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 … Read morePosted on .
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 health approaches with a while child … Read morePosted on .
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 neighborhood walkability—particularly in low-income and communities of colors. The first … Read morePosted on .
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 … Read morePosted on .
Sustainable development is essentially about ecology, economy, and equity. Breastfeeding is a key component of sustainable development. We cannot achieve sustainable development without multi-level partnerships at all levels. World Breastfeeding Week 2017 is about sustaining breastfeeding together across four thematic areas: Nutrition, Food Security and Poverty Reduction Survival, Health and Wellbeing Environment and Climate Change Women’s … Read morePosted on .
Where people live determines a great deal; it impacts education, income, access to resources, and overall health. Home ownership is often a great source of pride for many individuals, including Latinos. However, many Latinos often run into significant barriers that keep them from becoming homeowners. One of the main barriers is language. Often times, Latinos … Read morePosted on .
Latinos have made great strides in education over the past decade. More and more Latinos are graduating from high school; dropout rates are at all-time lows, and even more are attending colleges and universities for the first time ever. Historically, one of the major obstacles in the way of Latinos attaining academic success have been … Read morePosted on .
Early diagnosis of certain conditions can make the difference between healthy development and lifelong physical or mental disability. Newborn screening is an evolving system that is different across the country, thus many parents don’t know of the conditions included in screening in their state. For example, Texas screens for 55 conditions and Virginia screens for 31, … Read morePosted on .
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Latinos have been able to obtain health insurance. The uninsured rate for Latinos has fallen from 43.2% in 2010 to 24.8% in 2016. In Oregon, for example, the percentage of Spanish-speaking Latinos without insurance dropped from 64.3% before the implementation of the ACA to … Read morePosted on .
The Mission District of San Francisco, CA (15.3% Latino population), has historically been a hub for the Latino community in the northern part of the state. However, new data is showing that while the overall city is thriving during a time of economic prosperity, the Latinos in the Mission District are being left behind. San … Read morePosted on .
In 2016, American Psychological Association (APA) released their annual Stress in America survey results. The “Stress in America” report noted that Latinos reported the highest levels of stress. Latinos reported the highest stress across four major sources of stress including money, employment, family responsibilities and health concerns. Latinos are already the largest – and youngest … Read morePosted on .
Plain and simple, without good mental health it is impossible to have good overall health. Sadly, mental health conditions often go undiagnosed and/or untreated in many people. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Latinos face many of the common mental disorders that the rest of the population deals with, including generalized anxiety … Read morePosted on .
Many Latino kids often start off their education already behind the rest of their peers. For Latinos and other low-income kids, they face the challenge of having obstacles in place at school and at home. “Children may go from a home with limited physical and psychological resources for learning and language to a school with … Read morePosted on .
One in four female students in public schools across the country is a Latina. Thus, the future of our country is connected to the future of these women and girls. Sadly, “Latinas are least likely of all women to complete a college degree, at just 19%, compared to nearly 44% of white women,” according to the … Read morePosted on .