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How local providers, community groups work to address Latino health concerns
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Art Gallegos helps distribute food at Ninth District Headstart Thursday, April 11, 2019, with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. Gallegos is the Neighborhood Coordinator at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. - photo by Scott Rogers
The numbers don’t lie.And they demand attention.About 28 percent of Hall County’s population is Latino, according to 2018 census figures, and this demographic accounts for more than 40 percent of Gainesville’s population.New and ongoing initiatives to address the health needs of the county’s growing Latino population have been highlighted by increased collaboration among local health care providers.