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June 29, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

A new report details the health of Latinos in Montgomery County, MD

HEALTH | The Latino Health Initiative of Montgomery County has released the third edition of its health status report which includes a snapshot of the well-being of Latinos in the county and recommendations for improving health outcomes for this population. The report, Blueprint for Latino Health in Montgomery County 2017-2026, found that 22% of Latinos can’t afford to see a doctor and more than half of the Latino population is overweight. (Montgomery Community Media, 6/28)

In addition to highlighting challenges and health issues, the report notes how social determinants such as housing conditions, income disparities, employment conditions and changing federal immigration policies impact Latinos’ health.

“We are living in an era of heightened anxiety and uncertainty and nowhere is this more acutely felt than in the Latino community,” Maria Gomez, co-chair of the Latino Health Steering Committee said.

NONPROFITS | Cody Switzer, assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, hosted the first session in the Nonprofit Summer Learning Series on national and regional philanthropic trends. Here’s a recap of his remarks, including the five trends his organization is covering. (Daily, 6/29)

PHILANTHROPY | Timothy P. Silard, president of the Rosenberg Foundation, discusses how foundations can help protect the rights of immigrants and people of color who are in the immigration enforcement and criminal justice systems. (PND Blog, 6/28)

WORKFORCE
– Congratulations to Eagle Hill Consulting LLC for being named by the WBJ as one of the region’s best places to work! (WBJ, 5/5)

– Teens Handcuffed On The Mall For Selling Water Now Have Summer Jobs (DCist, 6/28)

TRANSIT | The Equal Rights Center, a local civil rights group, has brought a lawsuit against Uber, alleging it doesn’t provide adequate service for people with disabilities, incluing wheelchair users. (WAMU, 6/28)

FOOD | Opinion: Why We Can’t Talk About Race in Food (Civil Eats, 6/27)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Program Officer | The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation – New!
Program Officer | Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
Development & Communications Coordinator | Girls on the Run – DC
Senior Program Officer | George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Development Director | National Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County (NAMI MC)
The Community Foundation Fellowship for Community Investment | The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
The Community Foundation Fellowship for Special Projects | The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Member Development Specialist | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Corporate Gifts Officer | FIRST Chesapeake
Officer, Philanthropic Networks, Philanthropic Partnerships | The Pew Charitable Trusts
Program Manager: Thriving Germantown Community HUB-Germantown, MD | Family Services, Inc.
Democracy Program Manager | Funder’s Committee for Civic Participation
Communications Manager | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Director of Communications | de Beaumont Foundation
Program Coordinator, Grants and Selection | Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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The Daily will be back on July 5th!

Another party for Dupont Circle

– Kendra

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