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Almost 20 years after its founding, Latino Health Access has become a familiar figure among the Santa Ana community and the entire county. (Article in Spanish)

 

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At age 31, Alondra Campos had to overcome several adversities in her attempt to recover her sight. (Article in Spanish)

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Learn about the impact that the health reform is expected to have on the the millions of Latinos who don't have health insurance. (Article in Spanish)

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Santa Ana's childhood obesity rates are among the highest in Orange County. Neighborhood advocates have complained bitterly about what they say is a lack of official effort to create adequate places for the city's children to play, and an entrenched deference to developers.

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Dr. America Bracho is the founder, president and CEO of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention in Santa Ana, Calif. This center was created under her leadership to assist with the multiple health needs of Latinos in Orange County. Latino Health Access encourages empowerment for the Latino community and uses participatory approaches to community health education. The programs train community health workers as leaders of wellness and change. Dr. Bracho worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for several years. She came to the U.S.

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