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Cancer Facts and figures for hispanics / latinos 2012-2013

By the American Cancer Society

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

Check out the CU Connections feature on Marty Otañez, a colleague of the LRPC!

Affordable Care Act  Resources

Connect for Health Colorado




Health Insurance Marketplace

 ¿Tiene usted preguntas sobre el seguro médico?



Get answers about Obamacare laws at the Health Insurance Marketplace 




2014 is here--are you ready for Obamacare? Click on links below for:

Informational clip - English

Informational clip - Spanish

Created by Kaiser Family Foundation 








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 the artist, Emanuel Martinez.  



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. 

Hiring Scribes

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering an opportunity for students interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an emergency department setting.  To apply follow this link.   To learn more about this position view flyer.  

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Construction Work

The sidewalk leading to the School of Business is closed due to construction. Remember to cross the street at 15th and Lawrence St. instead of crossing the street into oncoming traffic. Please remind others to be safe and use the sidewalk.

CU Denver's Educational Opportunity Programs' Events for CU Denver Students:

Many events are occurring this month and in November. Please see CU Denver's EOP's webpage for more information on their events:

CU Denver's Educational Opportunity Programs Website

Please e-mail Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza at for more information on events related to Hispanic/Latino activities.

CDPHE Tobacco Review Committee Vacancy

See weblink for more information:

CDPHE Tobacco Grant Review Committee Vacancy 

Diversity Scholarship  Program - Kaiser Permanente

Scholarships to students of under-represented groups who want to pursue a degree in health care fields.  For more information view:



Article from The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine

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


National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th-October 15th

To learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month, go to:

National Heritage Month

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

How to develop wellness in children even if the odds are against them. Click on link below for more information.

Early childhood experiences

To build a culture of health, there is no place like home. Click below for culture of health article.

Culture of Health


A project of the Half in Ten Education Fund. It is a new online site where people can learn about poverty in America. Click below to visit the site:


Why Many Latinos Dread Going to the Doctor

Cultural barriers that influence Latinos' hesitation to seek healthcare or enroll in health insurance are explored in the news article below. 

Read the full article

AHRQ-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ provided a Statistical Brief regarding the uninsured under the age of 65 in the nation. The Brief confirms that Hispanics/Latinos are still disproportionately represented in America. Please click here to view Brief.  

AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

New videos, web pages offer treatment information for Spanish-speaking patients.

The "Toma las Riendas" web page, launched this fall, showcases Spanish-language resources to help patients take a greater role in their health care by exploring the benefits and harms of different treatment options and preparing for their next medical appointment....continue

To view web page click here.

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