Hispanic

Brenda Andrade

Over 3 million registered nurses practice in the U.S.  Of those, only 7 percent are Hispanic, despite Hispanics making up 17 percent of the population.

This disparity has highlighted the need to recruit nurses of color into nursing schools. A five-year, $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, the Science Education Partnership Award, is making it possible to reach out through media resources to teachers and students in high school and college.

 


Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer the U.S. And the Hispanic population is at greater risk for strokes, heart attack, and diabetes. A binational study is allowing scientists in San Antonio to pinpoint the early signs of cardiovascular disease in people of Mexican ancestry.

Edward Benavides

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's event on Saturday night is all about tradition.


Jan Ross Piedad / Texas Public Radio

What began as a petition calling for more Hispanic and Latino representation in the mid-90s is now a full-service resource center in a prominent space in San Antonio's iconic Central Library. 

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized, not-quite-a-month. (It's the back half of September and the front half of October).

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