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Guest Voz: Survey industry behind the times in how to ask and get needed information from today’s diverse population

Guest Voz: Survey industry behind the times in how to ask and get needed information from today’s diverse population

By Edward T. Rincón, Ph.D. LatinaLista It is a common situation faced by healthcare providers today. A patient, unable to communicate well in English, arrives for treatment and often waits longer than other patients to receive treatment, may not fully understand the treatment that they are receiving, and sometimes brings a different set of cultural

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Student Guest Voz: Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History

LatinaLista — Nicholas D. Dauphine, a senior at Johnson High School in Austin, Texas won first place in the LBJ Library “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. Dauphine was honored on April 8 at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit awards ceremony in Austin, for his prize-winning essay entitled “Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights

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Guest Voz: Vaccinating on time is more important than ever for disease protection

By Anna Acosta, MD LatinaLista Most parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their young babies healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday. The recommended immunization schedule is

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Guest Voz: Critics and filmmakers miss the point in retelling Cesar Chavez’s story

By Herman Baca LatinaLista After viewing the movie, “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero,” and reading reviews about it, many have asked me; what I thought about the movie? First, some of the reviews already written about the movie are positive, but those about Chavez appear critical and negative. Matt Garcia, Professor Arizona State University and

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Guest Voz: The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color

By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista How much does a full-time worker earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour make in one year? This worker earns only $15,080, which is $4,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of three. Most people would agree that this is not a livable salary anywhere in the

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Guest Voz: Civil Rights Amendment Should Ensure Health Security for Hispanic Americans

By Jacqueline Angel LatinaLista The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act serves as a reminder that politics and history shape the nation’s health care delivery system. Our forefathers wrote that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the

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