Opinion Columns

Teutonia Peak Trail

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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Hospital

Diabetes & Sugary Soda

The Fresno Bee A study completed by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research with support from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 31% of all Central Valley residents hospitalized in 2011 had Type 2 diabetes. Among Latinos, the percentage was 42.5%. To help combat this disease, the Latino Coalition for a…

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Drought

Latinos should advocate for a healthy future this Earth Day

Voxxi For many, Earth Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the planet, rejoice outdoors, and perhaps plant a tree. For us, however, this year’s drought has been a harsh reminder of the increasingly extreme weather patterns produced by climate change. The greenhouse gases and co-pollutants in our environment impact weather patterns and have serious public…

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