Community health

This couple of undocumented immigrants fears for the health of their disabled daughter

 05/22/2017 - 16:54
April suffers from childhood cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Her parents have been illegal immigrants for 16 years. Photo: Heidi de Marco/KHN. Source: The Atlantic.

A couple of undocumented Mexicans fear being deported and failing to achieve the same means and benefits outside the United States, to ensure a minimum quality of life for April, their daughter with cerebral palsy.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
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Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Eli Siegel

[OP-ED]: A Latino health-outreach program is a reminder that it’s all in the name

 02/14/2017 - 14:21
A decade ago, the hot medical news was the emerging use of “promotoras” -- Spanish-speaking Latina community volunteers who worked with medical organizations to coordinate health outreach activities in their neighborhoods -- as a cutting-edge tactic to produce better outcomes in predominantly Mexican populations suffering from obesity, diabetes and other ailments.

If culture can be used as a currency to understand and serve a community, it can also be a trap, if the culture is painted with too broad a brush. We think we “know” the so-called Hispanic community -- generalizing to certain tropes about language, love of family, deference to authority figures, etc. -- and we rarely stop to question whether our initial assessments still hold true.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:11pm
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Esther Cepeda