Friday, November 22, 2019

Guest Blogger: Dr. Elena Rios “Telemedicine Critical for Latino Health”

As U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius wrote in the April 12th Huffington Post piece Health Equity Can’t Wait, it is “a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.” One of the keys to reducing health disparities in the future is to improve access, […]

Latinos Can “Breathe Easier” Thanks to EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard

Today, Voces Verdes, Presente, the National Hispanic Medical Association, their allies and members applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Obama Administration’s release of a proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, which is critical to protecting public health. “Power plants release more than two billion tons of dangerous carbon pollution and other […]

National Hispanic Medical Association Briefs Congress on Childhood Obesity among Hispanics

On Wednesday, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) briefed Congress at a hearing over the obesity epidemic impacting Hispanic children. Almost a fifth of Hispanic children in the US are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are bringing experts to Congress to discuss strategies that work to reduce obesity among […]