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Posted inMinority Health

Camino Health wants to know: who are North Carolina’s Latinos?

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Between 1990 and 2020, North Carolina’s Latino population ballooned:  from 75,000 residents to more than 1 million, an increase of nearly 1,400 percent. The community is diverse; about 61 percent were born in the U.S., while the remaining 39 percent are immigrants, about half from Mexico, and another quarter from El Salvador, […]

Posted inRural Health

Vaccines become more accessible to farmworkers, but many still struggle with internet access

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven From tight living quarters to high rates of chronic illnesses to no sick leave protections, immigrant farm workers have found themselves in particularly vulnerable positions as the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout North Carolina.  During the summer of 2020, hundreds of farm workers fell ill at more than 30 farms as COVID ripped […]

Posted inChildren's Health

Tired of seeing barriers disrupt mental health support for students, this district redesigned its process

By Rupen Fofaria, EdNC Lauren Cappola knew she was sounding repetitive, but she felt compelled to ask the same question of her colleagues everywhere she went across the state: How are you connecting children with the mental health services they need? As director of counseling services for Harnett County Schools, and a former counselor herself, […]

Posted inChildren's Health

More than 3,600 N.C. children are coping with the death of a caregiver due to the pandemic

By Katie Dukes EducationNC At least 3,626 children across North Carolina — mostly students of color — are currently coping with the death of a caregiver due to COVID-19. Schools will bear responsibility for supporting children who’ve experienced this loss as they learn and grow over the next two decades. Research published in October in […]