Critical funds to be used to advance research and improve health practices
There is a scarcity of bilingual and bicultural providers to meet the health needs of the Latino population. They often experience multiple chronic diseases and stressors which further complicate their health. Latinos account for 12% of the overall population in Washington State yet lack access to health services that meet their unique needs.
On November 18, 2014 the Latino Center for Health awarded Dolores Huerta with the inaugural Health Justice Award at our scholarship breakfast. Huerta is a living icon of social justice who has played a significant role in the American civil rights movements. Her advocacy has helped to improve the health and lives of countless Latinos across the country. Her presence at the scholarship breakfast also contributed to the success of the scholarship breakfast which raised over $12,500 in funds.