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¡Azúcar! Not always so sweet.

Before interning at Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) the aspects of public health I had been exposed to were in  health education, prevention, and intervention of sexual health and HIV/AIDS. What drew me to intern at LCHC was their commitment to advocacy and social justice to the Latino community who often face greater…

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Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss

    I can honestly and boldly say that before interning with Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) I was naive to the issues that were affecting Latinos. I knew that Latinos faced obstacles when it came to adequate health care, poverty and immigration but I was not aware of the severity of these…

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Gratitude and Health on Immigrant Day

REFLECTION ON IMMIGRANT DAY   This  Immigrant Day and every day, we honor and thank undocumented families and immigrant communities for their strength, sacrifice and contributions to California by uniting our voice at the state capitol.  Latino Coalition for a Healthy California joined numerous community members and organizations in Sacramento to advocate for policy that…

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Latinos want more access to open space

The Sacramento Bee Members of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California recently trekked to Whitewater to express our strong support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to secure national monument status for the Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains and Snow to Sand. We believe that preserving open spaces like these in our magnificent desert is important…

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Latino Coalition for a Healthy California supports the designation of Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains for National Monument Status.

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) is proud to support Sen. Feinstein’s bid to designate Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains for national monument status. The superlatives that can be used to describe the geology, flora, fauna, and intrinsic treasures of these areas are endless. As the leading advocates for Latino health…

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UnDACAmented: Keeping The Dream Alive

  I was fortunate enough to have been born here only a few weeks after my parents’ initial arrival in the “land of the free.” Many friends and family, however, were not so lucky. Born in Delano and raised in McFarland, you can definitely say I lived in my own little Latino bubble. I remember…

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Oral Health: A Brighter Future, Through a Brighter Smile

  When you think of what it means to be healthy, oral health may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Tooth decay, despite being the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, is often overlooked. In addition to being the #1 chronic disease among children, dental caries, commonly referred to…

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Governor Brown’s State Budget Revise Highlights

On May 14th, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget. The budget included a $6.7 billion increase in General Fund revenues compared to the proposed January budget. There was emphasis on paying off liabilities and putting money into the Rainy Day Fund. Below are some necessary and noticeable adjustments in the budget: Higher Education –…

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AB 1357: It Doesn’t End Here!

No se acaba aqui!  It doesn’t end here! We are disappointed with the outcome of yesterday’s Assembly Health Committee vote on AB 1357 (Bloom): Children & Family Health Promotion Program. Some of our key legislators chose to silence the discussion of how to address California’s diabetes crisis by voting no or abstaining on AB 1357 when it…

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California Can’t Wait to Fight Diabetes

On May 12, the California Assembly Health Committee will hear a new bill seeking to address one of the major health crises of our time. AB 1357 (Bloom) – The Children and Family Health Promotion Program – will create a dedicated revenue source enabling California to start to address the diabetes epidemic that is impacting…

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