$8.25 million grant targets Hispanic obesity, diabetes health disparities
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 12, 2005
Reducing obesity and more effectively managing diabetes in Hispanics is the goal of a new Hartford, Conn., research and education center funded by an $8.25 million federal grant.
Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD, a nutrition sciences and public health professor at the University of Connecticut, will run the center. He said the center will work with the Hartford Hospital and the local Hispanic Health Council to develop a peer-counseling program to help patients with diabetes better manage their conditions. The center will also work to eliminate cultural and linguistic barriers that Dr. Perez-Escamilla said exacerbate Hispanics' health care disparities.
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