The unpaid rite of passage known as the internship has evolved under pressure and lawsuits, and now many organizations pay all interns for their work. The U.S. Senate will soon follow suit.
In D.C., where Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic minority, Latino families face unique challenges in accessing health care, including language barriers, lack of familiarity with their options or anxiety about applying for coverage. For Latino children in particular, even when they are insured, they are not always able to access culturally-competent care. We discuss how partnerships between health centers, schools and social workers might be able to help improve health outcomes of the Latino community in the D.C. region.
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