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SA! Resource What is the Fittest City in America?

Where you live has an undeniable impact on your overall health. Lack of access to spaces for physical activity, healthy food choices, and health care options often plague those that live in low-income neighborhoods. This includes many Latino families. This confluence of conditions often lead to residents becoming overweight and/or obese and suffering from diabetes, … Read more

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SA! Resource New Guide Answers the Question: What is Health Equity?

As defined by the Health Equity Institute, health equity is the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” This means that everyone, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, belief system, or economic status has an opportunity to achieve the best health possible. Many low-income and minority groups, including Latinos, are disproportionately … Read more

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SA! Resource Wage Gap for Millennial Latinos is Growing

Latinos are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. According to 2014 Pew Research study, about over 17.9 million of the nation’s Latino population is younger than 18. Nearly 25% all Latinos are Millennials (ages 18-33 in 2014). Overall, nearly six-in-ten Latinos are Millennials or younger. As Millennials become a larger … Read more

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SA! Resource Report Details Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Chicago

Across the country, Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions than whites. These health disparities manifest themselves in several ways. These inequities are rooted in social disadvantage and affect educational attainment, income and personal wealth, housing, and mental and physical health. Chicago (29.09% Latino population), the third largest city in the U.S., has an unfortunately … Read more

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SA! Resource Nearly Half of all Americans Struggle Financially in Retirement

Stress is a major problem for many Americans, including Latinos. Everyday stresses—such as paying bills and juggling childcare—can have short- and long-term health effects, such as a stomach ache, higher blood pressure, etc., the American Psychological Association (APA) reports. One of the greatest stressors plaguing Latino families has to do with finances. The situation might … Read more

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SA! Resource Americans without a College Degree Struggle Financially

Latinos have made great strides in education in recent years, with more enrolling two- and four-year colleges and universities than ever before. However, there is still a significant gap between Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities in obtaining college degrees. Education is one of the main determinants of health; the more education you obtain, … Read more

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SA! Resource Report Cites Role Cities Play in Education & Health Equity

Despite being the country’s largest racial and ethnic minority group and despite the fact that the Latino population in the United States is growing at exponential rates, they suffer from vast differences in health conditions compared to whites. These health disparities are rooted in “social disadvantage” and affect Latinos in their abilities to access quality … Read more

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SA! Resource Intervention Programs at London School Help Prevent Depression in Girls

A study conducted in London from 2010 to 2011 in a secondary girls-only state school found that the SPARK Resilience Program helped prevent depression and increase self-reported resilience in girls 11-12 years old. The study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) looked at over 400 girls reports on their resilience and depression symptoms throughout … Read more

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SA! Resource Latino Boys Come from Strong Families; Lag Behind on Academics

Researchers from the University of Maryland College of Education have recently completed a study where they examined the development and early home experiences of young Latino boys in comparison to the development of white boys and Latina girls. “Our research focused on the early childhood experiences of Latino boys because that is such a crucial … Read more

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