VIDEO: Latinos, Others Honored for Overcoming Obstacles to Tackle Community Health Problems


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Watch this new video that tells the heartwarming stories of the 10 men and women who were recently honored as Community Health Leaders by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for overcoming daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for those in disadvantaged or underserved communities across the country.

Two Latinos are among the awardees.

At the video’s 6:32 mark, listen to how Latino father Richard Nares was recognized for developing a successful model to support and transport low-income families with children battling cancer to medical visits. Or read more about him here.

At the video’s 7:23 mark, listen to how Dr. Gabriel Rincón was recognized for launching Mixteca Organization, Inc., which provides health and education programs to thousands of Latino New Yorkers each year. Or read more about him here.

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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

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