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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 and INFORMATION

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.  



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

1. Latin@ Heritage Month: Network Workshop

Learn how to market yourself and network effectively

9/22/14 1-2 PM

2. Juegos en Espanol

Games in Spanish

9/22/14 3:30-5 PM

E-mail Dr. Mendoza for more information at 

2014 Hesburgh Lecture Series in Denver

Lecture from Dr. Richman at Regis University on October 16th, 2014.

When: October 16th, 2014 at 7 PM

Where: Regis University Chapel

Topic: "Immigrants, Social Investments and Social Capital- A Mexican Immigrant Case Study"

See below for more information:

Hesburgh Lecture Series.pdfHesburgh Lecture Series.pdf

Latino Leadership Summit in Denver

Teach for America is searching for high-achieving undergradate scholars to participate! See below for more information:


CDPHE Tobacco Review Committee Vacancy

See weblink for more information:

CDPHE Tobacco Grant Review Committee Vacancy 

Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) Patient Centered Medical Home Coordinator Job Opening:

Open until filled-see flier for more information.

CCHN _PCMH Coordinator.docxCCHN _PCMH Coordinator.docx


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:



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 see the pdf below for more information.

AHRQ-Uninsured in America.pdfAHRQ-Uninsured in America.pdf

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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