May 20th, 2013 at 9:51 am
By SABRINA TAVERNISE
Published: May 18, 2013
BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Becoming an American can be bad for your health.
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they tend to live shorter lives than the parents.
The pattern goes against any notion that moving to America improves every aspect of life. It also demonstrates that at least in terms of health, worries about assimilation for the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants are mistaken. In fact, it is… read more.
May 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm
The RWHP is pleased to announce its new collaboration with EL SOL Jupiter’s Neighborhood Center. We are pleased to be facilitating the emergence of El SOL’s lay-health worker program, Project SALUD. This program is a continuation of a program started with funding from the University of Florida collaborative project, PIRSC. Keep en eye on our progress for the next two years as we take health to the people!
Check it out!
April 23rd, 2013 at 11:54 am
Gainesville’s Rural Women’s Health Project Announced as Finalist in National Rural Health Award Competition
Winner Announced Friday at First-Ever Rural Health Award Event
What: The first-ever winner of the national Innovations in Rural Health Award competition will be announced Friday at Campbell University. Four finalists from around the country; including Rural Women’s Health Project, a nonprofit that designs and implements community-based health-education programs; will present their innovative ideas about how to tackle entrenched health issues in rural areas to a crowd of more than 100 stakeholders from North Carolina’s health care community. One winner will be announced and will receive a $25,000 prize.
Chosen from nearly 200 submissions, the Rural Women’s Health Project is being recognized for its community-based outreach program focusing on early breast cancer screening and prevention for Latinas in rural North Central Florida. The project, Creando Nuestra Salud (Creating our Health) has reached over 2,500 women in Alachua, Putnam, Levy, Volusia, Lake and Orange counties. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, one of North Carolina’s largest private philanthropies, launched the Rural Health Award to recognize outstanding rural health work from around the country and plans to explore possibilities for implementing the winning project in the state in the coming year.
Friday, April 26, 1:30-3:00 pm
Campbell University, 56 Main Street
At Butler Chapel on T.T. Lanier Street
Buies Creek, NC
- Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller, president, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
- Dr. Jerry Wallace, president, Campbell University
- Bill Pully, president, North Carolina Hospital Association
- Rural Health Award finalists from Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and North Carolina
Through its long-time commitment to rural North Carolina and its recent $100 million Healthy Places initiative focused on improving the long-term health of 10 to 15 rural, Tier 1 counties, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is leading the way—statewide and nationally—as a thoughtful, strategic funder of rural health work. With the Rural Health Award, the Trust decided to step outside of North Carolina to seek innovative ideas and bring those solutions back to North Carolina’s rural communities.
April 23rd, 2013 at 11:44 am
April 9th, 2013 at 10:35 am
Immigrants come to the US to work and support their families. 409,000 immigrants were deported last year alone, many leaving their US born children and spouses behind. Not one more deportation. Speak up now. Please.
It’s not the words in this email that you need to read, it’s what’s at the end of the music video we just released today that you have to see.
Watch the premier of “El Hielo by La Santa Cecilia here:
We at NDLON are honored to get to produce this video as part of our #not1more series. It is a special moment, from a special band made of people with migrant roots themselves who have witnessed first hand what is happening in our communities and felt called to produce something about it.
That’s all that needs to be said. Please watch the video. We hope you’ll be inspired to say “not one more” and perhaps contribute your own art, music, or signature to the work of stopping deportations.
Pablo Alvarado, NDLON.
PS you can share your art or sign the petitions at http://notonemoredeportation.com