Colorado School of Public Health faculty provided data key in the bipartisan passage of Colorado SB23-002. The bill will allow for community health workers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for their services. Supporting community health workers is essential in connecting patients with vital community and healthcare resources.
The CU Cancer Center is unique among many cancer centers nationwide because women represent half of its leadership in administration and research, including Cathy Bradley, deputy director & ColoradoSPH associate dean for research and Evelinn Borrayo, PhD, associate director of community outreach and engagement and associate director of research for the Latino Research and Policy Center.
“We’re trying to understand what kind of capacity exists to implement more evidence-based cancer interventions across Colorado regions,” Evelinn Borrayo, associate director of research at the Latino Research & Policy Center and chair of the CU Cancer Center Oncology Underrepresented Minority in Clinical Trials Taskforce, explained.
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This Mile High Magazine podcast features Professor Dr. Evelinn Borrayo and Professor Dr. Lisa DeCamp, who discuss the mission of the Latino Research and Policy Center, including the work done to reduce health disparities through research, education and government policy change.
Evelinn Borrayo, professor of community and behavioral health and associate director of community outreach and engagement for the University of Colorado Cancer Center discusses cancer rates in Colorado, why some communities are underserved, and what researchers are doing to help solve the problem.
Longtime University of Colorado benefactors Alan Cogen and Judi Cogen are giving generously to the joint vaccination and education efforts of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Colorado School of Public Health, making a measurable difference toward improving the health of underserved communities in Colorado.
Dr. Fernando Holguin, director of the Latino Research & Policy Center, advocates for creative outreach efforts, such as a mobile vaccine program at an international soccer match, to meet unvaccinated Latino residents where they are.
Fernando Holguin, MD, professor of epidemiology and director of the Latino Research & Policy Center, joined actress Carey Mulligan for a nationally televised comic sketch at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at ColoradoSPH’s Latino Research & Policy Center, weighs in on why Latinos in Colorado are more likely to die prematurely compared to white residents in a recent Denver Post article. Reasons include: working lower paying and more dangerous jobs, lacking health insurance, and having limited free-time.