February 23: Building Resources for Dane County’s Latinx Community

–submitted by Jessika Kasten

Associate Professor and Dane County Latino Health Council Co-Chair Dr. Patricia Tellez-Giron visited the club on February 23 to speak on the health of Dane County Latinx residents. Latinx is the fastest growing U.S. population and largest non-white racial or ethnic group in Dane County. As a population, they face inequities in terms of language access, social determinants of health, stress and more. The local Latinx community has formed a strong coalition of partnerships and due to a dedicated grassroots campaign, was able to vaccinate 91% of its adult population. Dr. Tellez-Giron hopes to continue building resources in effort to overcome additional obstacles.

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