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As communities become more and more diverse, obstacles to health and wellbeing created by language and cultural differences emerge. Finding ways to improve the availability of health services and eliminate health disparities for an increasingly diverse and mobile community is a commitment of the Binational/Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Center (BiCCHEC) at IUPUI.

Since 1980, Indiana’s Latino population has grown by 400 percent. It is estimated that as many as 20 Latino families relocate to Indianapolis each week. And projections show the numbers continuing to rise over the next 10-15 years. This situation provides Indiana with a special opportunity. Because its Latino population is still relatively small, the state has time to create culturally, financially sound, just, and enriching approaches that address the needs of a multicultural society. The BiCCHEC is taking a leadership role in promoting this opportunity through its translational research that produces programs, training, and applications that improve the quality of life.

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