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NLRC Receives a New Grant

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"The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) has received a 2023 Minority Research Grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health. The research project is a partnership between the NLRC, Vista Community Clinic, and Vista Unified School District. The proposed research will develop and evaluate “Bridges2Health,” a Community Health advocate program developed by a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC). The project will tailor and evaluate the intervention within two recently designated “Community Schools” within the Vista Unified School District in north county San Diego.  The Bridges2Health Community Health Advocate from Vista Community Clinic will provide support within two Community Schools to assist ethnic/racial minority, low- income, and limited English proficient students and their families establish a medical home, connect them with community resources to address health needs, increase enrollment and sustain engagement with Medicaid/CHIP and SNAP programs, and plan health specific events in the community." 
"Locating a health advocate directly in local Community Schools provides the opportunity to directly impact social determinants of health at the health care system level and ultimately contribute to the reduction of health disparities for minority communities." ~Konane Martinez

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