Mujeres Para Salud (Women For Health), a free, eight-week course geared toward Latinas in Berks County, Pennsylvania, may be coming to an end because of a lack of federal funding, Hispanic Business reports. Created in 2000, Mujeres Para Salud held weekly classes conducted in Spanish, educating hundreds of local Latinas on topics such as HIV/AIDS prevention, drug abuse and domestic violence. According to Wanda Colon, director of Latino services for the Community Prevention Partnership, distribution of federal grants are shifting from prevention to illness response. In addition, the allocation of federal funds is moving from programs aimed at minorities to programs targeting the general population. Mujeres Para Salud was a way to dispel a lot of health myths for many Latinas.

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