Hispanics’ health in the United States

  May 5, 2015 The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites (whites), the two leading causes of death in Hispanics are heart disease and cancer. Fewer Hispanics than whites die […]

Authoritarian Parenting Can Lead to Depression and Other Disorders Among Latino Children

June 22, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — Authoritarian parenting can lead to depression and somatization in young Mexican American and Dominican American children, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work. The study, led by social work professor Esther Calzada and published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent […]

Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate

June 10, 2015 Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library’s 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, for 2015-2016. Herrera will take up his duties in the fall, participating in the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 5 and opening the Library’s annual literary season […]

75 Latino Organizations Issue Public Letter to United States House of Representatives Calling for Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The letter below was sent to the United States House of Representatives calling for the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire on September 30, 2015. Signed by 75 Latino organizations from across the United States, the letter below is a profound and unprecedented statement from the […]

Key Child Nutrition Act Expires September 30, 2015

July 6, 2015 This year The Child Nutrition Act of 2010 better known as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, is up for renewal. This key legislation is responsible for upholding: National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. As […]

Never Too Early to Begin Mobilizing Young Latinos

According to an analysis of elections since 2008 by CIRCLE, The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, Latino youth were most likely to feel civicaly alienated and least likely to be engaged in leadership roles during the political process as opposed to their peers of other races. As a result Hispanic youth fall short in voting […]

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