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News & Updates

Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Latino Communities Managing Diabetes

Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Latino Communities Managing Diabetes Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAW) are part of the underserved groups considered essential during the ongoing pandemic. More than 80 percent of MSAWs in the U.S. are Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino adults have a rate of about 50 percent of developing Diabetes Type 2 due to genetics, food, culture, weight, and activity.

June 15th, 2021|

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1205, 2021

CHW Professional Development: A Journey from CHW to Health Educator

May 12th, 2021|

This month's feature is about Sofia's journey from CHW to Health Educator and David, who also became a Health Educator, but unlike Sofia, he did not start out as a CHW. These stories illustrate how the CHW profession builds skillsets that are desirable across industries.

1504, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy and Older Hispanic Adults: Truths and Myths about the COVID-19 Vaccine

April 15th, 2021|

Older adults have been identified as a group that should receive vaccines as soon as possible. As has been widely reported in the media, the risk of death and severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age. In fact, older adults are more likely to experience severe illness from the disease, and roughly 8 out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occur among this age group.

1404, 2021

CHW Professional Development: A Journey from CHW to Registered Nurse

April 14th, 2021|

The first story is about Emilia's journey from CHW to Certified Nursing Assistant and the second about Vanessa's journey from CHW to Registered Nurse. The third story features Dante, who also became a Registered Nurse, but unlike Emilia and Vanessa, he did not start out as a CHW. This story is included to illustrate how the CHW profession builds skillsets that are desirable across industries.

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