Monthly News from the Latino Connection Team

From the Latino Connection team
Latino Connection was honored to be part of this year’s PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH EQUITY SUMMIT: Momentum to Action – Answering the Call for Social Justice and Health Equity.

Throughout the Department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been continually revealed the importance of achieving health equity through cultural competence, racial equity, and eliminating barriers that vulnerable populations face in healthcare systems and beyond. 

Founder and CEO, George Fernandez, took part in the afternoon Latino Health Panel. There, he was able to share our team’s experiences working in underserved and vulnerable communities during the pandemic by hosting testing and vaccine clinics against COVID-19. We also want you to remember that CATE, powered by Latino Connection, is still distributing vaccines against COVID-19 throughout Pennsylvania this month.

You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook and visit for information on dates, locations, and registration.

THE TIME HAS COME for us to save the date for this year’s Latino Ball. ⁣⁣We will be enjoying a piece of Colombia at the 9th Annual Latino Ball on October 1st, so mark your calendars now!
¿Necesitas seguro medico, pero no sabes si calificas?
Don’t worry, estamos aquí para ayudarte

On April, we raise awareness for Autism is a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, and has not one but many subtypes.

in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. 
The key mission of Autism Awareness Month is to educate the new generation in fostering acceptance and kindness toward the autistic community. 
Find more information about this condition and how to help or recognized it, visit:

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is observed every year in April to raise awareness about testicular cancer and to educate young men about early detection and treatment. ⁣⁣

Did you know that testicular cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in a part of the male reproductive system, the testicles? Its symptoms include a lump in the testicle or swelling or pain in the scrotum.⁣

Testicular cancer mainly develops in young men between 20 to 35 years old. This form of cancer is highly treatable and curable, with a 90% chance of success if detected early.⁣

Find more information about this topic: ⁣

Healthy Recipe of the MonthBright Spring Salad Ingredients1 bunch asparagus, tender parts, chopped into 1-inch pieces½ cup frozen peas, thawedA few handfuls of salad greens2 radishes, thinly sliced½ cup crumbled feta cheese½ avocado, pitted and diced¼ cup chopped, toasted pistachios½ cup roasted chickpeasFresh herbs, for garnish (basil, mint, and/or chives)Sea salt and freshly ground pepperInstructions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and set a bowl of ice water nearby.

Blanch the asparagus for about 1 minute, until tender but still bright green.

Transfer to the ice water for 1 minute, then drain. Allow the asparagus to dry and transfer it back to the bowl and add the peas.

Assemble the salad. Arrange the salad greens on a platter, then layer the asparagus/pea mixture, the radishes, feta, avocado, pistachios, chickpeas, and herbs. Drizzle with remaining dressing, season to taste with more salt and pepper, and serve.


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