Voces

The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California recognizes the importance of the voices of our community members and the value that their stories bring to efforts to improve health and create equitable environments. Our Voces page reflects the diversity of our community and the health issues they face, from type 2 diabetes to obesity. 

The videos currently featured are PSAs created by The Bigger Picture, a collaboration between Youth Speaks and the University of California, San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations. Visit The Bigger Picture’s website to learn more about their work and view additional PSAs.


A Taste of Home

The beverage industry is specifically targeting Latino children and youth by increasing their marketing efforts on Spanish-language television. Monica Mendoza introduces us to an unhealthy family tradition to analyze how sugar sweetened beverages impact Latino communities and contribute to the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Vea este video en Español.


Lost in Translation

The beverage industry is specifically targeting Latino children and youth by increasing their marketing efforts on Spanish-language television. Watch Yosimar Reyes analyze how sugar sweetened beverages are impacting the diets and cultural practices of Latino communities heavily impacted by the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Vea este video en Español.


Perfect Soldiers

Gabriel Cortez creates a historical bridge between Panama and growing up Panamanian-American, and the “arsenal of ways to self-destruct” that unite the intergenerational effects of Type 2 diabetes. Watch “Perfect Soldiers”, a new Bigger Picture film directed by Jamie DeWolf. Vea este video en Español.