IHPR’s Ramirez Weighs in on Latino Childhood Obesity Epidemic


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Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, recently discussed challenges and solutions to Latino childhood obesity as a guest on “Conversations on Health Care,” a weekly radio show airing in Connecticut, Minnesota and Michigan made possible by the Connecticut-based Community Health Center, Inc.

The show features experts in health care innovation and reform.

Dr. Ramirez talks about the Latino childhood obesity epidemic and her Salud America! program’s efforts to reduce the epidemic.

Dr. Ramirez has spent 30 years directing many research programs focused on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos.

Listen to the radio episode or read the full transcript.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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