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SA! Resource An Analysis of Child Care Deserts by Zip Code in 8 States

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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 more

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SA! Resource Report: Latinos Hit Hardest by Housing Market Collapse

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 more

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SA! Resource The WSCC Model: A New Comprehensive Approach to Healthier Students

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 more

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SA! Resource America Walks Webinar: Walking Towards Justice

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 more

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SA! Resource World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

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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 more

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SA! Resource Language Barriers Often Keep Latinos from Being Home Owners

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 more

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SA! Resource Newborn Screening Resources in Spanish

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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 more

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SA! Resource Latino Families Struggling in Northern California

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 more

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SA! Resource Large Numbers of Kids are at Risk for Toxic Stress

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 more

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SA! Resource HHS Expands Mental Health Services across the Country

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 more

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