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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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“Leukemia, You Messed With The Wrong Guy” – Latino Family Stands Strong In the Face Of Son’s Leukemia Diagnosis

 

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“My name is Christopher (Chris) Nieves and I am from East Hartford, Conn. I am the youngest ‘boy’ of seven children from Militza Nieves (Mami Millie) and Victor Nieves (Trikki Trikki). I am 16 years old, and at 16 years old you should be spending time with friends, enjoying life, and thinking about graduating high school. Cancer never really seems to be something you’re worried about, until now!” – Chris Nieves, Facebook post four days after blood cancer diagnosis.

Until now, Nieves spent his free time working as the muscle (assembly guy) at a family-owned DJ and sound rental business — Bulldog Audio DJs – where he ...

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Latino And Black Caucus Look For Legislative Solution To Address Health Care Disparities

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Rep. Bruce Morris, Chairman of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Photo Credit: Connecticut House Democrats

 

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The movement to eliminate health care disparities in Connecticut hit a speed bump during the last legislative seession when funding for the Commission on Health Equity (CHE) was sacrificed due to the state budget crunch.

However, state Rep. Hilda Santiago (D-24) and other members of the legislature’s caucus logo Black and Latino CtBlack and Puerto Rican Caucus want to work to revive the agency during the 2017 session. The Meriden Democrat is vice-chairperson of the caucus and also was appointed to serve with the health care commission.

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