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Title Becoming American.

Publication Info. California Newsreel, 2008.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Event Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2008.
Summary Recent Mexican immigrants, although poorer, tend to be healthier than the average American. They have lower rates of death, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, despite being less educated, earning less and having the stress of adapting to a new country and a new language. In research circles, this is the Latino paradox. But as they are here longer, their health advantage erodes. After five years or more in the U.S., they are 1.5 times more likely to have high blood pressure - and be obese - than when they arrived. Within one generation, their health is as poor as other Americans of similar income status. For Amador Bernal and his family, support from extended family and friends has been central to their ability to stay mentally and physically healthy. But more importantly, their health is protected by the union at the mushroom farm where Amador works; by the social service agency that runs a free clinic on the farm premises for workers; and by the community center that keeps the children safe after school and provides them with friends, after-school tutoring, computer access and a path to a better future. Kennett Square is investing in resources that can help all its citizens feel included and connected.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Ethnicity.
Emigration and immigration.
Economic development.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Adelman, Larry, film director.
California Newsreel (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 1062773 Kanopy

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