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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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Berkeley Passes Soda Tax

On November 4th, the voters in Berkeley, California revolted against the status quo of health injustice when we came together to pass Measure D, the initiative to place a one cent per ounce excise tax on fully sugared beverages and use these resources to support school and community based programs designed to prevent diabetes, heart…

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Politics & Health: Wrapping Up the 2014 Legislative Session

This year, we focused on supporting legislative measures to address and improve the health of our communities and reduce health disparities via chronic disease prevention, promoting safe and vibrant communities, increasing equitable access to health care, and working toward just immigration reform. We are proud that two of our co-sponsored bills have been signed into…

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Un Paso Patras, Dos Pasos Pa’lante

For me, the fight against poverty is personal. Although I was fortunate enough to be born to a family that could provide for my siblings and me, my peers in Arvin and Bakersfield, CA were not as fortunate. Through my parents’ hard work and sweat, I grew up with enough food on the table, obtained…

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