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PRESS RELEASE: LCHC Statement on End of DACA Program

The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) reaffirms its commitment to the immigrant rights movement. Sacramento, CA | September 5, 2017 In light of the recent actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) reaffirms its commitment to the immigrant rights movement. LCHC’s Executive…

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Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California strongly condemns any actions to end the DACA program Sacramento, CA | August 31, 2017 This week it was reported that the Trump Administration is set to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California–representing health care providers, consumers, and advocates…

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Meet our New Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso

The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso. Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, LCHC Board Chair announced, “The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Reynoso as our Executive Director. Jeff brings great vision, commitment, and expertise to the leadership of LCHC. He…

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Fellowship Opportunity with Open Society

Deadline: January 10, 2017 Location: San Diego, CA Apply online here. The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative and the Open Places Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The fellowships come with an award of $60,000 for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects). The…

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Announcement for Executive Director position.

Executive Director Posting

For more information on the Executive Director position, click here. Position Summary The Executive Director serves as the head and most visible advocate of the leading organization in the state for addressing health concerns of the Latino community through public policy and advocacy.  The Executive Director oversees the development and implementation of LCHC’s operational and…

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Canzilla Instagram Photo Contest

Thank you for your interest in the Canzilla Instagram Photo Contest. The mission of this contest is for participants to submit images that illustrate the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages can have negative impacts on one’s health. Please note this contest is restricted to U.S. Residents only. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE 11:59PM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5,…

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Education is Power

By Rebecca DeLaRosa, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California A few weeks ago, Blanca, a community resident and leader, shared with me her diabetes story. Blanca’s diabetes began during her pregnancy when she developed gestational diabetes. Managing her diabetes is a day to day struggle and trying to live a healthy life isn’t always easy. She often…

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Latina and Proud

Yo no pinté mis sueños, pinté mi realidad, porque era lo único que tenía o porque era lo único que conocía.   -Frida Kahlo BY:  FERNANDA MENDOZA Being a Latina is a title to be proud of. At the age of six, my family and I  immigrated from Mexico to the United States leaving all we…

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Why I’m getting engaged this election: Health4All

BY JUAN CARLOS VERDIN Special to Vida en el Valle My name is Juan Carlos. I am a 20-year-old sociology student at California State University, Sacramento, and this year I decided, for the first time in my life, to vote. Like many young Latinos in California, I was unaware of the value of my vote…

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Taking a Stand With Canzilla

My name is Jose Martinez, a student at Natomas High School in Sacramento. I am a member of the local Brown Issues Sacramento Chapter.  This organization gave me an outlet to channel my frustrations about the inequities facing my community. Brown Issues gave me a platform where I am able to shine.  Starting at Natomas…

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