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HealthConnections: Hispanic Health

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About 1 in 6 people living in the U.S. are Hispanic/Latino. This number is expected to grow to 1 in 4 by 2035. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population grew by 3.8% from 2020 to 2021, the largest growth among any group. The Hispanic population in TN is the third largest racial or ethnic group behind Whites and Black/African Americans. Dr. Carole Myers of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing speaks with Cristina Cáceres, Director of Community Resources at Centro Hispano de East Tennessee about the healthcare challenges facing this community.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.