American Public Health Association

Empowering Minority Youth as Trainers of Peer Health Educators for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Community-Based Intervention in South Los Angeles

A community-based participatory research intervention in South Los Angeles to empower high school students to develop healthy nutrition and exercise habits. Effect sizes of preliminary results were small, but in expected directions. Data collection will continue through 2022.

Veterans First, Deported Second

Deported Veterans (DV) living in Tijuana, Mexico were interviewed to understand their experiences. All DV entered the US as children and served in the military, half of DV reported difficulties returning to civilian life, one-third of DV did not speak Spanish at the time of their deportation. DV rights need attention.