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Colorado School of Public Health

Latino/a Research and Policy Center


The Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) was founded on July 1, 1997. The center's mission is “to improve the quality of life for Latinos/as in Colorado and beyond through research, policy analysis, forums and publications.” The center regards itself as a “think and act tank.”

The LRPC hosts policy forums to address topics of concern in the Latino and Latina community. Every year, Latino and Latina legislators from throughout the state meet with the Latino and Latina community leadership to discuss issues affecting Latinos and Latinas. The center has also hosted a forum on educational equality, regulations for health maintenance organizations in Colorado, and a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) training session for Latinos and Latinas seeking election to public office. A Spanish-language forum outlined the benefits of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. The directors also offer regular policy analysis to the print and television media as well as opinion editorials.

Director: Dr. Christine Jonhson

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