–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.