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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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Voice: Dr. Ashish Jha

Dr. Ashish Jha

“These gaps took, in some cases, centuries to develop. I am sure if you go back to the 19th Century, the quality of care that minorities got was much worse than where it is now. So the gaps have been there a long time. It’s not going to be fixed overnight. I think we just want to just be thoughtful about our policies to make sure they don’t make things worse. And that it will take a long time.” Continue Reading →

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