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Cancer Facts and figures for hispanics / latinos 2012-2014

By the American Cancer Society

This report presents statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, and risk factors for Hispanics in the US...continue.

ACS Cancer Facts.pdfACS Cancer Facts.pdf



Affordable Care Act

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "millions of Latinos are   already benefitting from the stronger coverage and consumer protections made possible by the Affordable Care Act" (ACA).   To read article click here

To learn more about the ACA coverage in Colorado visit Connect for Health Colorado.


Article from The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine

Hispanics in America and in Higher Education by the Numbers- By: Mary Ann Cooper











Latino Research and Policy Center

The vision of the Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) is to become a nationally-renowned higher education, research, data, and policy expert on health and education disparities affecting Latino communities. 
The mission of the LRPC is to increase collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations, higher education researchers, and state/city elected officials to work toward eliminating health and education disparities affecting Latino communities in Colorado and the nation. 

Find us on Twitter and Facebook! 

2013 Latino Health Disparities Conference

For details and information on the Latino Research and Policy Center's Latino Health Disparities 2013 Conference click here.

Affordable Care Act Panelist Session:



LRPC Artwork


Click here to learn about the LRPC's artwork and artist, Emanuel Martinez.



Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) Policy Division Special Projects Assistant Job Opportunity

CCHN is a membership association of Community Health Centers (CHCs) serving low-income, homeless, and migrant populations in Colorado. The Special Projects Assistant must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks, work with diverse people, carry a heavy workload, and travel. The Special Projects Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to the support, coordination, and implementation of all policy division (PD) project activities including. Please see the job description below for more information.

CCHN_Policy Division SPA_April 2015.docxCCHN_Policy Division SPA_April 2015.docx


Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) 

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Outreach and Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Diversity & Inclusion Center of Expertise is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP). If you are a student interested in a career in the health care professions, please see the link below to see if you fit the eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 1, 2015. For more information or to apply, see the link below:

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program 


Event: Vestido Rojo Women's Conference

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Location: Sheraton Denver West

Info: Vestido Rojo is part of the national Go Red Por Tu Corazón movement with a goal to improve Hispanic women’s heart health by raising awareness and educating women about their risk for heart disease and stroke by providing resources and information that will help lead to a healthier lifestyle.  It is an event that celebrates the passion of Hispanic women to band together and wipe out heart disease. Vestido Rojo empowers women with knowledge and tools so they can take positive action to reduce their risks of heart disease and stroke and protect their health.

In addition, the event coordinators are also looking for Madrinas, a member of the Latina community serves as a hostess of a table of ten in order to help other Latina women get a life-saving heart health message.  There is no cost for a Madrina or her guests to participate in this event. 

If you are interested in being a Madrina or are interested in attending the event , please contact Monica Hernandez, American Heart Association Health Equity Director, at or 303-801-4673.

See flyers below for more information:

Vestido Rojo Event.pdfVestido Rojo Event.pdf

Madrina Commitment Form.docxMadrina Commitment Form.docx


Funding Opportunity

-The Colorado Health Foundation has released a funding opportunity targeting Healthy Living. Click here to learn more.   

-The NIOSH Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) is offering grant funding to support projects in occupational and environmental safety and health. Please see flyer below for more information.


Cervical Cancer Research Survey - Now Open 

The research study is titled:  Pap Smear Guideline Adherence among Non-immigrant Hispanic Women of Mexican Origin. 

To see if you qualify for the study and to respond to the survey click here.

The study is being conducted by Doctoral Student, Dulce Mia Warren at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. If you have questions please contact Ms. Warren at  720-445-5623. 



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