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Becoming American
  • Amador Bernal arrived in 1984 from his native Mexico to Kennett, Square, Pennsylvania, where he works for $9 an hour, seven days a week in a local mushroom farm.
    After almost 25 years in the U.S., Amador Bernal, like many in his community, has never been to a doctor.

  • Dr. Steve Larson, who worked with the Kennett Square Mexican community in the early 1990s, has treated and studied the health status of thousands of Latino immigrants.

  • Dr. Tony Iton, director of the Alameda County Public Health Department, conducted surveys confirming the “Latino paradox.”

  • Margarita Alegría, director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the groundbreaking National Latino and Asian American Study (NIMH).

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