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Latino Family Health: The Alarming Impact of Housing, Transportation, and Green Space

May 17, 2019
Latino families face big health inequities, but policies and practices are emerging to create more affordable housing, reliable public transit, and better access to culturally relevant green spaces to improve health equity.
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Principles for a Healthier, More Equitable Nation: Getting to Universal Coverage

May 17, 2019
At the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, we believe in the right to health . Health is a human right and as the primary means of accessing and financing care in the U.S., health coverage must be available to all persons residing in the country, regardless of their race, ethnicity...
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Nat'l Foster Care Month

Paid Leave is for Foster Families too

May 17, 2019
Since 2004, The Mockingbird Society has worked to ensure that youth who must enter the foster care system are placed with foster parents who are well resourced and supported in a constellation known as MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ . MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ is an empowerment-based approach to foster care,...
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Standing Up for Maternal Health at Mom Congress 2019

May 14, 2019
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country, with Black women dying at 3-4 times the rates of white women, this rate remains unchanged when accounting for income, education and economic status. Maternal death rates for women overall in the U.S. doubled in the past...
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Born Too Soon, Redux: We Need to Help Moms Optimize their Birth Spacing

May 15, 2019
B y: Laura Vricella, MD I sat on the edge of her hospital bed. Mary had arrived just 48 hours ago, tears streaming, and with agonized screams delivered her 24-week infant son on the ambulance gurney. There was not even time for her to change into a hospital gown. She was in shock that she was no...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Head Start needs YOU!

May 15, 2019
I love birthdays -- it’s a chance to celebrate life and mark the start of another trip around the sun. And this week marks the 54th birthday of one of our country’s most successful early learning programs: Head Start! Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we...
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Normalizing Breastfeeding in Our Community

May 15, 2019
I have a story about persistence. In 2013, a self-describe “ largest Chinese-language newspaper serving North America ” published a controversial article. Titled “ Breastfeeding photos embarrass Chinese-American to death ,” the piece cited anonymous resources, labeled breastfeeding photos as “R-...
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Blood Sugar Readings

What I've Learned About Type 1 Diabetes Technology

May 16, 2019
6 months ago, if you’d asked me whether I’d be purchasing my 8 year-old daughter an iPhone and an Apple Watch, I would have given you the stink eye. Now she has both, as well as an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Why? Because she was diagnosed last fall with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
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