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Exclusive: What Dr. Nivea L. Torres Wants You To Know


Dr. Nivea L. Torres


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It’s been nearly three months since Dr. Nivea L. Torres has been able to work or even visit her office, and more than a month since her resignation became effective, but what Dr. Torres wanted to talk about in a recent interview with CTLatinoNews.com is about “Tomorrow’s Framework,” a strategic plan the Connecticut Technical High School System board formulated and she implemented.  It was designed to reshape the district’s mission and foster a greater awareness of its innovations and achievements in preparing the workforce of tomorrow, and while by all accounts it has been quite successful, ironically  it was also one of its ...

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UCONN Latino Medical Students Work To Increase Numbers And Improve Healthcare For Community

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Seven of the eight LMSA board members at UConn School of Medicine are, from left, Jorge Ortiz, Andria Matthews, Alexandria Meyers, Cristina Valentín Rivera, Verónica Schmidt Terón, Salem Harry, Kevin Iglesias.


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While programs such as the Affordable Care Act have significantly increased, for now, the number of Latinos in Connecticut and elsewhere who have health insurance, getting this population, particularly new arrivals in this country, to use this system remains a major challenge,

 According to healthcare researchers, Latino physicians, especially those fluent in Spanish, are seen as the critical component in alleviating the communication  and cultural issues which can complicate medical diagnoses and exacerbate a reluctance ...

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United Way’s Summer Smarts: Learning, Enrichment, Fun Activities And Lunch During School Vacation

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The United Way of Central and Northeast Connecticut has developed a program, Summer Smarts, which is designed to help draw public attention and support nonprofit initiatives to close the learning and nutrition gaps that many lower-income students experience during the summer.

Educational advocates project that the at-risk population, which often includes Latino and other minority students, can lose two months of reading achievement over the summer and it may take educators four to six weeks when school resumes to get these children back on track.

Moreover, since many of the lower-income children eat free or reduced price lunches during the school year, another issue is how to provide ...

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