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Los Angeles Times, Anna Gorman, 08/22/2012
Black and Latino children were more likely than white children to be obese, witness gun violence and ride in a car without a seat belt, according to a study released Wednesday.
Black and Latino children fared worse than whites in a new study examining 16 health-related behaviors. Schools and families played a role, researchers found. Above, a physical education class at Van Nuys Middle School. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / August 22, 2012)
At least for the past ten years there have been multiple reports with incontrovertable evidence that minority adults and children are at a distinct disadvantage for every poor health indices. No more money needs to be spent to indentify the problems. We know what they are. The important question is – what specifically is being done to change these facts? There are several community agencies and health clinics working to inform the affected communities. More needs to be done in terms of effective outreach. At OneWorld Progressive Institute, we work hard to produce and present to the community health literacy television programs that air on AT&T Uverse, statewide, and on several public access (PEG) TV stations. Our programs are also available to agencies and libraries and to anyone who requests them.
Visit our website at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/health to learn more.