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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a fact. Where you live greatly affects your health. Live near a major road? How about a power plant? Or a densely populated neighborhood? Are you close to a supermarket? All of these factors – and more – impact your health on a day-to-day basis.
For many low-income and Latino families, live in areas that have been classified as food […]
EricMoreno77 published the change New Funds Awarded to Encourage SNAP Participants to Eat Healthier in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Since its inception, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has become the most important anti-hunger program in the United States. The program has helped benefit millions of low-income Latino families out of poverty and support them by providing an “adequate diet.”
Overall, Latinos have a higher poverty rate than the nat […]
EricMoreno77 published the change New Affordable Housing Initiative Proposed for Austin in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Where you live matters. There is no escaping how important that housing impacts an individual’s life. Where someone lives affects their income and education levels, their access to opportunities, and their overall health.
In many “big cities” in the United States, housing costs force some low-income and Latino families to make diffi […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Salvation Army in Chattanooga Helps Residents ‘Beat the Heat’ in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
With temperatures this summer reaching into the triple digits in many cities across the country, staying hydrated is crucially important for everyone. In many low-income and Latino neighborhoods, this becomes problematic, as access to clean drinking water is not always readily available.
In Chattanooga, Tenn. (5.41% Latino population), the […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Low Wages Leave Many Latino Families in NV Struggling in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Even as the unemployment rate continues to drop around the country – which is a clear positive sign for the economy – the situation for many Latino and low-income families is still very bleak. Approximately 1 in 6 households have zero or negative net worth, according to the financial website Prosperity Now.
In the state of Nevada (27.53% Lat […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Mexican Consulate Donates Funding for Latino Health in AZ in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Latinos are the nation’s largest racial/ethnic minority group. They are expected to grow from 1 in 6 people today to 1 in 4 by 2035 and 1 in 3 by 2060. As their numbers continue to grow, the overall health of the Latino population is going to be vitally important to everyone in the United States.
While Latinos made great strides in o […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Latinos are Well-Represented in Both the Most & Least Educated Cities in the U.S. in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Having an education, quite frankly, is very important. A person’s education level determines much about how their life will unfold. Education is associated with overall health, income level, career paths, access to resources, and housing.
More and more Latinos are finding their way into two- and four-year colleges and universities, making g […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Language Barriers Often Keep Latinos from Being Home Owners in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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. […]
Latinos are already the nation’s largest racial and ethnic minority group. They are also the youngest and fastest growing. As communities change to reflect these new and evolving dynamics, Latino health is going to be critical to the country overall for generations to come.
Despite their numbers, many Latinos face numerous inequities and b […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Texas Education Agency Creates Bilingual Materials for Latino Parents in the Hub Salud America! 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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 […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Community Center in Pittsburgh Creates Outreach for Latina Health in the Hub Salud America! 2 months ago
There are many barriers that exist that keep some Latinos from achieving the best health possible. Cultural stigmas, language barriers, and a lack of access are just some of these barriers.
For Latinas, the problems can be even more frightening.
Lack of insurance, lack of transportation, and even isolation are common problems that keep […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Water Bottle Stations in Florida Help Residents Beat the Summer Heat in the Hub Salud America! 2 months ago
Drinking water to keep your body fully hydrated is an important part of staying healthy for both kids and adults. However, despite its importance, clean water is not always easy to get to.
Recognizing this basic human need and the importance that water plays in overall health, the community of Hillsborough County, FL (26.06% Latino […]
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