Only 1 in 10 who enrolled for healthcare coverage via HealthCare.gov last year were Latino, a lower rate than their black and white peers, according to new federal data.
In recent years, Latinos have made health coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The percentage of Latinos with no health care coverage dropped from 26.2% to 15.1% from 2013 to 2016 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); but it remains much higher than the percent drop among uninsured non-Latino whites from 14.1% t...
A dozen new research centers will tackle Latino and minority health problems thanks to $82 million for the next five years from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
Latinos suffer worse rates of obesity, diabetes, and certain cancers and diseases.
Why? They face cultural and language barriers, lack of access to resources, and a drastic lack of health care coverage.
With this new round of funding, the NIMHD will create 12 “Centers of Excellence” to investig...
Mark and Amy Meyers, the founders of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue near San Angelo, have made it their mission to change perceptions about donkeys one person at a time.
“People have this misconception about donkeys, that they’re stupid, dumb, stubborn,” said Mark Meyers, dubbed “The Burro Man” by fellow animal conservationists. “We started this place to rescue donkeys, and there will always be a need for that. But, I also want to change people’s perceptions of these animals.”
Neither the record nor the scoreboard will be able to tell you the full story of what is going on with the 2017 edition of the East Central Hornets.
Every fall weekend, in cities and towns across the country, millions gather for high school football. It is one of greatest traditions in our country. From Maine to California, Washington to Florida, and all points in between – it is high school football!
Now entering its 33rd year of amazing feats performed around the world by graceful daredevils, combined with stunning illusions and eye-popping costumes, Cirque du Soleil is bound for a return engagement to the AT&T Center in San Antonio with their newest show: Crystal.
Latino communities are getting help to tackle obesity and mental illness, thanks to $5 million in new grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH).
The money is for 15 local groups from across the country.
The groups will use the money to drive solutions among Latino and other minority populations that suffer higher burdens of obesity, mental illness, and opioid addiction.
“We selected the opioid crisis, childhood obesity and serious menta...
Did you suffer property damage or home loss from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria?
You can partake in a special enrollment period for those in Medicare or who need healthcare, thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
This gives hurricane victims the chance to change their Medicare health plans and get health coverage. That includes Texas (38.42% Latino population), Louisiana (4.72%), Florida (23.72%), Georgia (9.15%), South Carolina (5.32%), Puerto Rico (99%), a...
Hey, city leader…
Are your policies and programs equitable for Latinos, Blacks, and other minorities?
Fortunately, a new tool helps local governments add an “equity lens” to involve the community and create policies and programs that account for racial/ethnic minorities.
The tool, Racial Equity: Getting to Results from the Government Alliance on Race and Equality, enhances the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) methodology to empower policymakers to make “good decisions and advance racial equ...
There is an old adage that says you can't go home again. For Jerheme Urban, Head Coach of Trinity University in San Antonio, that adage has proven to be false.
Growing up in nearby Victoria, Urban always knew football would be a part of his life. Even as he ascended to the highest of heights in professional football, he never dreamed the game would take him as far as it did.
“I started playing football in second grade with YMCA flag football out in Victoria,” Urban said. “I played flag throug...
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Latinos are currently the largest ethnic and racial minority in the United States and their numbers are both growing and skewing number. Almost from the beginning, Latinos have gravitated to the game of football – or futbol Americano – and their influence on the game has been felt for decades.
In Mexico, the game has firmly taken root at nearly every level and is surging in popularity to being just behind soccer – their futbol – as the most watched sport. Here in t...
Former Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Joe Hubbard is now in his second year as the head coach of the San Antonio East Central High School Hornets.
The former star from Hooks High School joined the Longhorns family when the team made the switch from the Southwest Conference to the Big 12....
Growing up in the football hotbed of western Pennsylvania, future All-American and Super Bowl champion Terry Hanratty was almost predestined to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. He began playing the game in elementary school and was immediately captivated by the skill, teamwork, and physicality that is the essence of football.
The Tom Herman era of Texas Football is now upon us. And, while it did not get off to the most spectacular of starts, there is still a long season left to go.
While things look a little bleak right now, remember this fact…
In his first season at Alabama in 2007, Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide lost to the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. For real, that happened.
The University of Texas has a long, storied tradition of great players to have lined up under center for the Longhorns. Bobby Layne, James Street, Major Applewhite, Vince Young, Colt McCoy all achieved greatness in Austin. However, none were able to match the feat of the man known as Peter the Great.