Midwest Latino Health, Research, Training & Policy Center
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Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center (MLHRTPC) is working to improve the health status of Latinos and other racial/ethnic minorities. MLHRTPC has engaged in research, training, community education, and policy work since its inception. Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other racial/ethnic individuals, groups, and organizations have benefited from our research, community-participatory assessments and more.
The Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center has the long-term goals of improving the health and well-being of Hispanics/Latinos and other underserved populations locally and nationally.
The Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center works to accomplish these goals by:
- Conducting community-based participatory research into diabetes, cardiovascular disease, other chronic diseases and their risk factors (obesity, access to healthy food and physical activity) in Latino and other underserved communities to (1) inform curricula development, (2) support community mobilization, and (3) inform policy change efforts.
- Increasing health literacy at the community level through peer education in order to reduce the incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their risk factors in the Latino and other underserved communities.
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