A new partnership has been launched to address public health issues disproportionately affecting Latino communities, according to a statement by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, which is one of the partners. The Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health seeks to better understand issues such as substance use, violence and risky sex through research, capacity building and prevention efforts. Its four core areas are administration, research, training/education and community engagement. Additional partners include the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers, the Rivera Group and others. The center is supported by a five-year grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

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