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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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State Legislature funds LCH to conduct WA Physician Supply Study

University of Washington, Seattle: The Latino Center for Health is pleased to announce Washington state legislative funding in the amount of $150,000 for the center to conduct a study that identifies the number of Latinx physicians across the state and describes their practice areas and geographic locations. An additional goal of the study is to develop and disseminate policy recommendations to meet the state's growing need for Latinx physicians.   read more...

photo: New Administrative Home for the Latino Center for Health

New Administrative Home for the Latino Center for Health

The Latino Center for Health is moving its administrative home to the School of Social Work effective July 1, 2019. Along with this move, the Center is pleased to announce that the State Legislature is funding the Latino Center for Health in the amount of $1,150,000 for the 2019-2021 biennium.   read more...

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Center's Affiliate Student featured in "Humans of GO-MAP" Series

Vanessa Torres, PhD candidate in the Department of Health Services at UW's School of Public Health and affiliate student of the Center, was featured in our UW partner GO-MAP's "Humans of GO-MAP" series. Vanessa grew up in Riverside, CA and pursued her undergraduate studies in Berkeley. The sharp contrast between the two, she says, is what first inspired her to pursue a career in Latinx health disparities research. Her doctoral thesis focuses on reducing unhealthy alcohol use among Latino immigrant men.   read more...