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CT Chapter Of Hispanic Nurses Presents CTLatinoNews.com With Its ‘Community Service Award’

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CTLatinoNews.com and its co-founder and publisher, Diane Alverio, were among the recipients of the CT Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses at its fourth annual awards banquet in Bridgeport recently.  The all volunteer organization works to improve the health of the Hispanic community and supports efforts to increase the number of Hispanics entering the Healthcare field.

In addition to Alverio and CTLatinoNews.com, the organization also recognized Raul Pino, MD, MPH, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Public Health.  It also presented its Student Leadership Award to Javier Adams, who just graduated

Javier Adams (center) received NAHN's Student Leadership Award with Dr. Maria D. Krol (l) and CTLatinoNews.com Co-Founder and Publisher, Diane Alverio.
Javier Adams (center) received NAHN’s Student Leadership Award with Dr. Maria D. Krol (l) and CTLatinoNews.com Co-Founder and Publisher,
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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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Why A Hospital Is Taking Farm Workers Out Of The Field And Training Them As Medical Interpreters

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Angelica Isidro was the first interpreter hired by Indigenous Interpreters Plus. She interprets in Spanish and Mixteco.  For years Angelica had been informally interpreting for her community; interpreting over the phone while she worked her day job in the fields.  Credit: Nina Porzucki .

 

Folks from Salinas like to remind you that their valley is the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Not that you can forget. Everywhere you look there’s fields growing lettuce, strawberries, broccoli.

A growing number of the farm workers picking the broccoli and lettuce from those fields speak neither English nor Spanish but several Native Mexican languages like Mixtec, Triqui, Zapotec. How are ...

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