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2014-09-16 12:25:54

LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, today announced the publication of its latest report, "Global Evidence for Peer Support: Humanizing Health Care". The report compiles research presented at a recent conference hosted by Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza. The conference brought together international leaders in health care and public health to discuss the...

2014-07-24 04:20:42

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell & NCLR (National Council of La Raza) brought together 300 young Latino leaders from across the county at the 2014 Lideres Summit in conjunction with the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Participants included high school and college students as well as young professionals, ages 14-26, who are motivated to strengthen their leadership potential and learn how to become effective advocates in their...

2014-07-23 16:20:36

Toyota Awards New Prius to Deserving Community Leader LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Little did Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez know that her answer to the question, "where would you go in a new Toyota Prius and why?" would earn her a new hybrid to help her efforts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129924 Moscosa-Rodriguez was attending this year's National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference, when Toyota invited her - and other attendees - to answer the question. Her...

2014-07-17 16:26:37

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it is a gold level sponsor of the National Council of La Raza Conference (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The organization is holding its Annual Conference this weekend, July 19-22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Simultaneously, NCLR will also host the National Latino Family Expo, a free event that is expected to attract over...

2014-07-15 12:29:41

WASHINGTON and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report on Latino health, "An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States." The study found that even though Latinos are accessing health care, they face barriers to maintaining their health including affordability, immigration status and language. Of those surveyed, 25 percent had visited an emergency room in the past year, a...

2014-07-15 12:21:16

America's Railroad® brings affordable travel ideas and engaging activities for the entire family to the annual conference WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh straight year, Amtrak is supporting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, taking place July 19-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As a co-sponsor, Amtrak will participate in the National Latino Family Expo and Gala Awards Dinner. The Amtrak booth will feature engaging and fun family...

2014-07-14 16:23:41

Free live entertainment, prizes and giveaways, health screenings and more! LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will celebrate the influence of the Latino community at the 2014 National Latino Family Expo® on July 19-21 in Los Angeles, the city with the country's largest Latino population. Held in conjunction with the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, families will be treated to an engaging and...

2014-06-23 16:24:57

Leading Academic and Community Organizations Foster Dialogue on Improving Community Health and Reducing Gaps in Care LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, "Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward." The...

2014-04-03 08:30:23

Peer approach outlined in Affordable Care Act can improve quality of care and reduce costs LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as seven million Americans obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Peers for Progress and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report that examines how peer support programs improve health outcomes by boosting outreach and education for disease prevention and management. The report,...

2014-03-06 16:24:42

Program Will Celebrate Those Who Go Above and Beyond in Caring for Others; Public Vote to Select Winner For Trip to Rio de Janeiro this July NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. and MIAMI, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, the Official Healthcare Sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM), announced today the launch of the Champions of Care program in the United States to shine a spotlight on people who go above and beyond to do extraordinary things in caring for others....


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