June 24, 2017

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Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

By American Heart Association

Hispanic women tend to be less informed than white women about the link between being obese or overweight and increased risk for heart disease, a new study finds.

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New Report calls for End of Lifetime Ban on SNAP over Drug Convictions

By Evelyn C. Castillo

A repeal of the 90s era lifetime ban on welfare benefits, including food stamps, over felony drug convictions is long overdue

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SNAP for a Healthy America

By Lisa J. Pino

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death, we are grateful for his contribution to our country’s nutritional safety net, the USDA SNAP program.

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NCLR says Nutrition Bill will plunge more Latinos into Hunger

By Evelyn C. Castillo

The National Council of La Raza denounced a move by House of Representatives earlier this month to approve a bill

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Weekend Carne Asadas and the Effects of Antibiotic Resistance

By Ulises Gonzalez

As the summer ends and you reflect on your summer highlights, I am sure it includes a summer carne asada in your back yard

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Changes to Healthcare Laws to benefit Hispanics albeit with Challenges

By Evelyn C. Castillo

Changes to the healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” stand to greatly benefit the Hispanic population

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Why Hunger?

By Jessica Powers

WhyHunger is a global nonprofit that was founded in 1975 by the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat’s in the Cradle”) and current executive director Bill Ayres.

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Grow, Share, Prepare

By Joy Casnovsky

The numbers are stark: For a any female born in 2000, the chance of being diagnosed with diabetes in her lifetime is 2 in 5. If you are male, the rate increases to 1 in 3.

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2012-2013 CHCI Fellows at DC’s Point-in-Time Count pictured from left to right: Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves, Health Graduate Fellow; Daniel Lind, STEM Graduate Fellow; and, Pam Diaz, Public Policy Fellow.

Homelessness in Washington, DC: CHCI Fellows participate in DC’s Point-In-Time Count

By CHCI Fellows

On the evening of Thursday, January 31st, I participated in DC’s

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