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Latino Health Institute Hopes to Accomplish Multiple Missions

Fitzgerald, Beth (2011) Latino Health Institute Hopes to Accomplish Multiple Missions. Healthcare.

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The Latino Health Institute of New Jersey was founded this fall. One of its many missions: document the disparities between the healthcare of the state's 1.5 million Latinos and that of its overall population. Funded by a $190,000 federal grant to the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey, the institute will explore the relatively high incidence of chronic ailments like heart disease, obesity and diabetes among Latinos, according to Martin Perez, president of the alliance. The institute also will investigate the limited options for Latinos to adopt healthy lifestyles due to a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables and opportunities…

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthy Foods
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 12:17
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 12:17
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3474

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