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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Latino Center for Health

The first research center in Washington with a singular focus on advancing Latino health

The Latino Center for Health provides leadership for community-engaged research through capacity building and authentic partnerships with community stakeholders to promote impactful improvements in the health and well-being of Latinx communities in Washington state, regionally, and nationally.



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photo: Doctoral student Maria Blancas wins $100,000 Bullitt prize

Doctoral student Maria Blancas wins $100,000 Bullitt prize

Maria Blancas, a doctoral student at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and staff member of the UW Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, is the recipient of the 2019 Bullitt Environmental Prize for her work with immigrant farmworkers in Washington. Blancas leads a collaborative project between the Latino Center for Health, Dr. Vanessa Galaviz--former faculty at UW SPH and currently a researcher at PNASH--and farmworkers in Skagit and Whatcom counties. Congratulations, Maria!   read more...

Now Accepting Applications for LCH Student Travel Awards!

The Latino Center for Health Student Travel Award Program provides award amounts of up to $1000 to cover conference registration and travel-related expenses for UW students. Priority will be given to graduate students, primary authors and presentation topics that address Latino health issues, but others are encouraged to apply. Application materials should be emailed to by 5 pm PST on October 10th.   read more...

Now Hiring: Part-time Project Coordinator for Latino Physician Study

The Latino Center for Health has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (75%) Project Coordinator. This position will coordinate activities and administrative operations for the Center’s Latino Physician Supply Study--a project aimed at describing and identifying the current supply of Latino physicians in Washington state and disseminating policy recommendations to increase the physician supply.   read more...