NIH funds center to address individual, familial, societal and environmental factors.
Obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, and with them, related health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease. These outcomes disproportionately affect the Latino/a/x community, which represents almost half the population of Southern California. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $24.5 million from the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities to establish a new center to address individual, familial, societal and environmental factors contributing to these disparities. The center will also work closely with community organizations to implement changes across the region to mitigate the risk of chronic disease in this population.Read more which has the link