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A New Year with Ventanillas de Salud

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The Ventanillas de Salud cooperative with Juntos, aims to provide Latinos all over the state of Kansas with friendly, comprehensive, bilingual health care access; traveling to more remote, Western Kansas towns with higher populations of Latinos. Liberal and Dodge City for example, have Latino populations of over 50%. Among these health services are blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, application of fluoride to children’s teeth, providing smoking cessation information, and conducting free school physicals.

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First Lady of Chihuahua visits KUMC

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On Friday, October 12th, 2012, First Lady of Chihuahua, Bertita Gómez de Duarte, and the Director of Seguro Popular of Chihuahua, Pedro Hernández Flores, visited The University of Kansas Medical Center to meet with Dr. Edward Ellerbeck, Chair of the KUMC Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Paula Cupertino, Juntos Director, Ramon Murguia, attorney at law, Leo Prieto, Advisor for the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, and representatives from the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City.

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Visiting Tyson Foods in Finney County

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Moving forward with the Ventanilla de Salud Móvil in Kansas, Juntos director Paula Cupertino and Juntos partners were invited to visit Tyson Foods, Inc. in Finney County, Kansas. Dr. Paula Cupertino and Cielo Fernandez from El Centro, Inc. met and had lunch with Tyson Foods’ officials to start planning health outreach activities. This initiative will bring health outreach programs to a workforce that is mostly comprised of Latino immigrants.

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