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Global Evidence for Peer Support: Humanizing Health Care

Peers for Progress and NCLR,

Publication Type: Research Report

Peer support presents a unique opportunity for health care planning and management. Clear evidence shows concrete benefits for individuals and systems, including cost-effectiveness. As an important humanizing force in health care, it changes the way we look at health. To bring peer support to diverse populations and settings, the key functions provide a framework for standardization and flexible adaptation. This report sets the course for scalable, feasible implementation that reaches whole populations, engages those too often left behind in health care, improves outcomes as well as quality of life, and reduces unnecessary burden and costs. This report features the evidence... Read More

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New Data Show that Latino Poverty is Improving But Remains Alarmingly High

NCLR, (September 16, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

An analysis of the poverty and income data released on September 16 and policy recommendations to boost economic growth, raise wages, and strengthen important antipoverty programs. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Millennials’ Attitudes toward the Job Market

Catherine Singley Harvey, (September 5, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The latest NCLR research on employment disparities and how Latino millennials see the changing economy. Read More

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Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap in Texas: A Latino Perspective

Enrique Chaurand, (August 19, 2014)

Issue: Health Care Reform, Health
Publication Type: Issue Brief

This issue brief covers key potential benefits of Medicaid expansion on Latinos in Texas. Read More

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Readiness to Implement the Affordable Care Act in the Latino Community

Manuela McDonough and Susannah Senerchia (NCLR), Clancey Bateman, Christine Barron, Rodolfo Vega, and Jim Maxwell (JSI), (August 18, 2014)

Issue: Health, Health Care Reform
Publication Type: Issue Brief

Readiness to Implement the Affordable Care Act in the Latino Community Among Health Centers and Community-Based Organizations Community health centers (CHCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) are well-suited to provide coverage under the Affordable Care Act for the Latino population, as these organizations utilize targeted strategies and are trusted sources of linguistically and culturally appropriate services and information. To gain a better understanding of their outreach and enrollment strategies and their needs, NCLR and John Snow, Inc. (JSI) conducted a national survey of Latino-serving CHCs and CBOs. The survey examined how the organizations provided or planned to provide outreach, enrollment, and... Read More

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On Shaky Ground: Poll of Latino Views on the Economy - Full Poll Results

Latino Decisions on behalf of NCLR, (July 21, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Latino Voter Participation, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Other

Weighted poll results from the July 2014 national poll of Latino registered voters. Read More

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On Shaky Ground: Poll of Latino Views on the Economy

Latino Decisions on behalf of NCLR, (July 21, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Latino Voter Participation, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Presentation

The majority of Latino voters believe the economy is improving, but their own financial outlook has not. While their belief in the American Dream remains strong, large shares of Latino voters are anxious about losing a job and 70 percent of respondents say they are not earning enough to cover their basic expenses. On behalf of NCLR with support from Univisión, Latino Decisions interviewed 500 Latino registered voters during July 5-11, 2014. Read More

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Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Families Experiencing Slower Economic Recovery

Alicia Criado, (August 1, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Latino Families Experiencing Slower Economic Recovery Toplines from NCLR and Latino Decisions poll on Latinos and the Economy In the wake of the damaging recession, Latino workers and entrepreneurs are helping to fuel the resurgence of the American economy. But even though they are the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, Hispanics still struggle with a number of economic issues related to poverty, unemployment, and housing. At the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference in Los Angeles last week, NCLR and Latino Decisions released a poll, which found that the economic crisis is still very personal for Latino families. This month’s Monthly... Read More

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Latinas: When was your last Pap test?

Marcela Vargas, (July 30, 2014)

Issue: Health, Health and Nutrition
Publication Type: Other

You Could Have Cervical Cancer and Never Know It. Get the Facts About Cervical Cancer! Read More

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An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States

NCLR, in collaboration with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), (July 14, 2014)

Issue: Health, Chronic Disease
Publication Type: Research Report

The health of the United States is closely tied to that of Hispanic Americans. Approximately 50.6 million people now identify themselves as Hispanic American, and by 2060 that number is expected to double to almost one-third of the U.S. population. As the Latino community grows, so will the prevalence of chronic conditions that Hispanics face, such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity, and related complications. Addressing chronic diseases among Hispanics is imperative to improving the nation’s health and maximizing its resources. NCLR, in partnership with public health consulting firm John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., designed and... Read More

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