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CoverDurham Study: Latinx Mask User Experience

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has taken an alarming and disproportionate toll on the Hispanic/Latino/a/x community in Durham (as well as elsewhere in North Carolina and nationally). This is due to a variety of causes, including both pre-existing factors (health injustices, socioeconomic inequality, high-risk exploitative jobs), as well as recent COVID-specific trends (hospitals turning away Spanish-speaking […]

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19

Cómo hablar con sus hijos sobre COVID-19

La preocupación a causa de este nuevo virus puede provocar ansiedad en los niños y las familias. Aceptar un cierto nivel de preocupación, sin entrar en pánico, es adecuado y puede conducirnos a tomar medidas que reduzcan el riesgo de contagio. Ayudar a los niños a lidiar con la ansiedad requiere proporcionar información y datos […]

children's books

Free Books for your Children During the Summer

Come visit Book Harvest at 2501 University Drive in Durham and receive free books for your children ages birth to 18. Following safe, contactless protocols, teammates stand ready with bags filled with new and gently used books for children grouped by age (PreK; K-2; 3-5; middle; and high). Free books are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 […]

Great News! The NC DHHS announced a new effort to deploy up to 300 free testing sites in underserved communities

The NC DHHS announced a new effort to deploy up to 300 free testing sites in underserved communities. This targeted testing initiative seeks to confront historical health disparities by increasing access to no-cost COVID-19 testing for African American, LatinX/Hispanic and American Indian communities across the state.            A disproportionately high percentage of North Carolina’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have […]

NC DHHS Partnering with El Centro Hispano and Other Four Organizations to Address COVID19 Impact in Hispanic/Latinx Communities

“The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities is partnering with five North Carolina community-based organizations to help address the disparate impact COVID-19 is having on the state’s Hispanic/LatinX communities. COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting historically marginalized populations – particularly Hispanic/LatinX communities, which represent 10 percent of […]

Black Lives Matter

Last week the world was witness to the brutal and senseless murder of another unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police. Seeing the life fleeing Mr. Floyd’s body was painful and left a nation in grief. A pain and grief that has manifested in demonstrations across each of our 50 states […]