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Voice: Grant Jones

Grant Jones

“African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes. We’re No. 1 for heart disease – we have the highest death rate. Black women – not the highest rate of breast cancer, but the highest death rate. We have the shortest life expectancy. The general statement that I make is we’re sicker than most and dying sooner than we should.” Continue Reading →

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Health gains for African Americans and Latinos lag far behind whites

Lucero Barrios, right, and her daughter, Monserrat, at their Adams County home.

Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother – circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life. Continue Reading →

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