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How Racial Categories Affect the Health Status of Mixed Race Young Adults

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of New Connections. We will celebrate throughout the year by demonstrating how our scholars, through their research, are having...

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Equity. Contribution. Community: New Connections at 10

Anniversaries present an opportunity for reflection, celebration, and looking ahead to the future. As we reflect on a decade of service and the 10-year anniversary of...

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Central City Gentrification and Place-Based Health Initiatives

Increasingly in U.S. cities, developers, investors, and businesses are collaborating with municipal officials to redevelop and gentrify heavily populated cities at the...

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How Empowerment and Education are Helping African-American Women Fight Back against HIV/AIDS

The statistics are well-known. African Americans bear the heaviest burden of HIV of all racial ethnic groups in the United States, says the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Community, Culture, and Health: An Interview with Bonnie Duran, DrPH

Bonnie Duran, DrPH, is Associate Professor, University of Washington, and Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research. She served as Chairperson of the New...

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Welcome to Our New Website! A Renewed Dedication to Diversifying Faculty in the Academy

Welcome to our new New Connections website! After months of planning and development, we are excited to share our new site, which will amplify the stories and successes...

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Culture Counts: Considering Norms and Nuance in Latino and Asian Cultures

Since the Surgeon General’s report asserting the importance of cultural, ethnic, and racial issues in mental health, long standing racial/ethnic disparities in...

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Let’s Get Visible: Fighting Health Disparities in the Filipino American Community

I grew up in a very typical Filipino American family. My parents were immigrants who both worked full-time jobs, and my lola (grandmother) babysat my brothers and me,...

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Toward Achieving Health Equity in Southeast Asian Refugee Communities

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the US, experiencing a 46 percent increase in population between 2000 and 2010. This growth is projected to...

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Weighing In: Toward a New Era of Obesity Reform

Recent reports from the CDC and Trust for America’s Health have heralded a decline in obesity. Although still high, the obesity rate has lowered, particularly...

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