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Wellness Corridor, from Council Member Michele Martinez’ Newsletter

Latino Health Access (LHA), one of Santa Ana’s most successful non-profits, mission is to assist in improving the quality of life and health of the most marginalized members of the community. Since 1993, LHA has provided quality preventive services and educational programs that enable such individuals to take responsibility and fully participate in decisions affecting their health. LHA has been highly effective in reducing health disparities among Orange County’s severely under-served, underinsured Latino community. Now, LHA is embarking in a new endeavor, promoting the creation of a Wellness Corridor in Central Santa Ana.

The Wellness Corridor is a project that Council Member Michele Martinez fully support as it addresses the health issues of Central Santa Ana’s residents by encouraging active lifestyles, healthy eating options, engages residents and businesses—adding resources for all while building community. The Wellness Corridor will promote active healthier living by using non-traditional open spaces to create urban fitness walking and biking routes with supporting amenities and exercise stations which will be located at the organization’s park currently under development and scheduled for completion summer of 2012.

The location of the Wellness Corridor project area is proposed to be located in downtown Santa Ana. It includes the city’s civic center, the pedestrian-oriented downtown retail business district, a high-density residential neighborhood and an industrial zone. Specifically, the corridor covers the area bounded by Ross Street to the west and Garfield Street approximately one mile to the east, and includes the areas to the north and south of the corridor along 3rd and 4th Streets. The Wellness Corridor proposes to include a safe walking and biking circuit route of approximately two miles in length using the public sidewalks and streets (for a parallel walking and bike route) along 3rd and 4th Streets, with interval stops for access to bathrooms, water and the Latino Health Access Park and Community Center at the mid-point of this circuit route.

The project would engage 150 businesses as partners to create a healthier city and encourages the business community to participate in the conceptualization and implementation of a wellness corridor, providing services and information to pedestrians, offering ideas/resources, creating a healthier workplace. This project is representative of projects that Council Member Martinez supports – those that improve and add to the policies and development in the city that help create a healthier Santa Ana.

For more information on the Wellness Corridor project, please call Dolores Gonzalez-Hayes, Director of Policy, at Latino Health Access (714) 542-7792.  Click here for information regarding the new park being built by Latino Health Access, in Santa Ana’s 92701 zip code – which had no parks.



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22 thoughts on “Latino Health Access planning a Wellness Corridor in Downtown Santa Ana”
  1. Latino Health Access planning a Wellness Corridor in Downtown Santa Ana

    Sorry Admin but the above will not pass my substitute test!

    Read after the substituting Latino for White.

    White Health Access planning a Wellness Corridor in Downtown Santa Ana

    Would Evita Martinez support that title?

    Bumper:

  2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “Latina” redirects here. For other uses, see Latina (disambiguation).

    The two words originate in American Spanish latino and latina (from Latin Latinus, Latina), either meaning “Latin”, or possibly a clipped form of latinoamericano, “Latin American”.[1][2][3]

    In the United States, the term is in official use in the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino, defined as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”[4][5]The term is also used in Spain as a term of self-identification for immigrants from Hispanoamerica.

    As the definition states “Latino/a is not race related. All races can be “Latino/a.

    “Latino” is a term to describe geographical origin not race.

    The non profit targets Latino Santa Ana residents principally….. who have limited access to health services, that Latino Health access provides, if the the non profit did not exist.

  3. ““Latino” is a term to describe geographical origin not race.”…… Hmmmmm

    I think that your amalgam is hardening Dr. Amalgam.

    “The non profit targets Latino Santa Ana residents principally….. who have limited access to health services, that Latino Health access provides, if the the non profit did not exist.”

    After substitution Test:

    “The non profit targets White Santa Ana residents principally….. who have limited access to health services, that White Health access provides, if the the non profit did not exist.”

    Which one sounds racist Dr. Amalgam?… Huh?

  4. Yours those. Read the definition again………you ignore it in order to make it racist. The term “Latino” is inclussive of all races your argument of it being exclusive of Whites is silly and stupid.

  5. “The term “Latino” is inclussive (sic) of all races your argument of it being exclusive of Whites is silly and stupid”…… Hmmmmm

    That is the problem with your affirmative action education and your reliance on the Wikipedia as a source of the knowledge — Dr Amalgam….

    You are even unable to answer a simple question.

  6. I should add,

    You have stated Dr. Amalgan: “The non profit targets Latino Santa Ana residents principally”.

    Therefore, if it targets “Latino” than term “Latino” is not inclusive of all races….

    You do not target all!… only some!

  7. From Merrian-Webster dictionary:

    La·ti·no
    noun \lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō\
    pluralLa·ti·nos

    Definition of LATINO

    : a native or inhabitant of Latin America

    2

    : a person of Latin-American origin living in the United States

    Again has no reference to race. Is a geographical term. Webster agrees with Wikpedia.

    “You are even unable to answer a simple question”

    I did answer it in my last comment…….art lomeli says:

    December 26, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yours those. Read the definition again………you ignore it in order to make it racist. The term “Latino” is inclussive of all races your argument of it being exclusive of Whites is silly and stupid.

    Your self claimed superior intellect has serious problems with reading comprehension. Evident in you not comprehending my answer to your question in my last post above and your inability to comprehend dictionary definitions.

    “Latino” is inclusive of races your example of “White” is exclusive of other races ….so your example is racists. Hope you can understand this.

    I do look for sources of information unlike you who wishes to live in your own ignorant world.

  8. Stanley Fiala says:

    December 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I should add,

    You have stated Dr. Amalgan: “The non profit targets Latino Santa Ana residents principally”.

    Therefore, if it targets “Latino” than term “Latino” is not inclusive of all races….

    You do not target all!… only some

    Your brain has a real difficult time absorbing information and processing it. Let me help you some more.

    Using the Term “Latino” targets people of origin from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Individuals from these geographical areas are made up of all races……..so there is no exclusion of races.

  9. Latino does include all races. Thank you for not arguing this any more.

    Hitler’s Germany was exclusive of those not fitting his Aryan definition. His Germany not only excluded but exterminated those not fitting his ideal hair,eye,and skin color, those with physical deformities,those with unwanted physical features and religious beliefs. His wish was to exterminate all races that did not fit his plan.

    LAINO COUNTRIES INCLUDE ALL RACES HITLER WANTED THE WORLD TO BE ONE RACE.

    YOU SEE HOW IGNORANT YOU ARE.

  10. “LAINO COUNTRIES INCLUDE ALL RACES HITLER WANTED THE WORLD TO BE ONE RACE”….. Hmmmmm

    You forgot to consult the Wikipedia as your source of the knowledge Dr. Amalgam.

    If you would you would learn that it was Latino Francisco Franco y Bahamonde and Latino Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini not Hitler!

    Well your affirmative action education is problematic.

  11. Where in the dictionary definition of “Latino”(a geographical description), are Spain and Italy mentioned.

    It seems that my affirmative action education is better than from where ever you recieved your education…….again a lack of reading comprehension of a dictionary definition on your part. You keep damaging your self acclaimed suprior intelect.

    Mein Kampf

    Although it is thought of as having been ‘written’ by Hitler, Mein Kampf is not a book in the usual sense. Hitler never actually sat down and pecked at a typewriter or wrote longhand, but instead dictated it to Rudolph Hess while pacing around his prison cell in 1923-24 and later at an inn at Berchtesgaden.

    Reading Mein Kampf is like listening to Hitler speak at length about his youth, early days in the Nazi Party, future plans for Germany, and ideas on politics and race.

    The original title Hitler chose was “Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice.” His Nazi publisher knew better and shortened it to Mein Kampf, simply My Struggle, or My Battle.

    In his book, Hitler divides humans into categories based on physical appearance, establishing higher and lower orders, or types of humans. At the top, according to Hitler, is the Germanic man with his fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes. Hitler refers to this type of person as an Aryan. He asserts the Aryan is the supreme form of human, or master race.

    And so it follows in Hitler’s thinking, if there is a supreme form of human, then there must be others less than supreme, the Untermenschen, or racially inferior. Hitler assigns this position to Jews and the Slavic peoples, notably the Czechs, Poles, and Russians.

    “…it (Nazi philosophy) by no means believes in an equality of races, but along with their difference it recognizes their higher or lesser value and feels itself obligated to promote the victory of the better and stronger, and demand the subordination of the inferior and weaker in accordance with the eternal will that dominates this universe.” – Hitler states in Mein Kampf

    Hitler then states the Aryan is also culturally superior.

    “All the human culture, all the results of art, science, and technology that we see before us today, are almost exclusively the creative product of the Aryan…”

    “Hence it is no accident that the first cultures arose in places where the Aryan, in his encounters with lower peoples, subjugated them and bent them to his will. They then became the first technical instrument in the service of a developing culture.”

    Hitler goes on to say that subjugated peoples actually benefit by being conquered because they come in contact with and learn from the superior Aryans. However, he adds they benefit only as long the Aryan remains absolute master and doesn’t mingle or inter-marry with inferior conquered peoples.

    But it is the Jews, Hitler says, who are engaged in a conspiracy to keep this master race from assuming its rightful position as rulers of the world, by tainting its racial and cultural purity and even inventing forms of government in which the Aryan comes to believe in equality and fails to recognize his racial superiority.

    “The mightiest counterpart to the Aryan is represented by the Jew.”

    Hitler describes the struggle for world domination as an ongoing racial, cultural, and political battle between Aryans and Jews. He outlines his thoughts in detail, accusing the Jews of conducting an international conspiracy to control world finances, controlling the press, inventing liberal democracy as wells as Marxism, promoting prostitution and vice, and using culture to spread disharmony.

    Throughout Mein Kampf, Hitler refers to Jews as parasites, liars, dirty, crafty, sly, wily, clever, without any true culture, a sponger, a middleman, a maggot, eternal blood suckers, repulsive, unscrupulous, monsters, foreign, menace, bloodthirsty, avaricious, the destroyer of Aryan humanity, and the mortal enemy of Aryan humanity…

    “…for the higher he climbs, the more alluring his old goal that was once promised him rises from the veil of the past, and with feverish avidity his keenest minds see the dream of world domination tangibly approaching.”

    This conspiracy idea and the notion of ‘competition’ for world domination between Jews and Aryans would become widespread beliefs in Nazi Germany and would even be taught to school children.

    This, combined with Hitler’s racial attitude toward the Jews, would be shared to various degrees by millions of Germans and people from occupied countries, so that they either remained silent or actively participated in the Nazi effort to exterminate the entire Jewish population of Europe.

    Mein Kampf also provides an explanation for the military conquests later attempted by Hitler and the Germans. Hitler states that since the Aryans are the master race, they are entitled simply by that fact to acquire more land for themselves. This Lebensraum, or living space, will be acquired by force, Hitler says, and includes the lands to the east of Germany, namely Russia. That land would be used to cultivate food and to provide room for the expanding Aryan population at the expense of the Slavic peoples, who were to be removed, eliminated, or enslaved.

    But in order to achieve this, Hitler states Germany must first defeat its old enemy France, to avenge the German defeat of World War One and to secure the western border. Hitler bitterly recalls the end of the first world war saying the German Army was denied its chance for victory on the battlefield by political treachery at home. In the second volume of Mein Kampf he attaches most of the blame to Jewish conspirators in a highly menacing and ever more threatening tone.

    When Mein Kampf was first released in 1925 it sold poorly. People had been hoping for a juicy autobiography or a behind the scenes story of the Beer Hall Putsch. What they got were hundreds of pages of long, hard to follow sentences and wandering paragraphs composed by a self-educated man.

    However, after Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, millions of copies were sold. It was considered proper to give one to newlyweds, high school graduates, or to celebrate any similar occasion. But few Germans ever read it cover to cover. Although it made him rich, Hitler would later express regret that he produced Mein Kampf, considering the extent of its revelations.

    Those revelations concerning the nature of his character and his blueprint for Germany’s future served as a warning to the world. A warning that was mostly ignored.

  12. Let me modify my question so it would comply with your moron mongoloid argument:
    LAINO COUNTRIES INCLUDE ALL RACES, so do
    ANGLO COUNTRIES INCLUDE ALL RACES

    “The non profit targets Latino Santa Ana residents principally….. who have limited access to health services, that Latino Health access provides, if the the non profit did not exist.”

    After substitution Test:

    “The non profit targets Anglo Santa Ana residents principally….. who have limited access to health services, that Anglo Health access provides, if the the non profit did not exist.”

    Which one sounds racist Dr. Amalgam?… Huh?

  13. Fiala,

    I gues you are just too stupid to comprehend a dictionary definition of “Latino” and “Anglo”

    Anglo – Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    Definition of ANGLO. 1: anglo-american. 2: a white inhabitant of the United States of non-Hispanic descent — Anglo adjective. See Anglo defined for English-language

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “Latina” redirects here. For other uses, see Latina (disambiguation).

    The two words originate in American Spanish latino and latina (from Latin Latinus, Latina), either meaning “Latin”, or possibly a clipped form of latinoamericano, “Latin American”.[1][2][3]

    In the United States, the term is in official use in the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino, defined as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”[4][5]The term is also used in Spain as a term of self-identification for immigrants from Hispanoamerica.

    As the definition states “Latino/a is not race related. All races can be “Latino/a.

    “Latino” is a term to describe geographical origin not race.

    LATINO IS ALL RACE INCLUSSIVE BECAUSE IT IS A GEOGRAHIC DISCRIPTION ANGLO IS A RACE DISCRIPTION.

    SEE THE DIFFERENCE AND HOW STUPID YOUR COMPARISON ARGUMENT IS.

  14. A reason why the low IQ people are not allowed other than affirmative action education is because they can’t comprehend what they are taught.

    Look Dr. Amalgam, you are moron mongoloid “Latino” as defined by you any race including the monkey — make a choice.

    Therefore, you will remain as such regardless whether or not you are reading from the dictionary, copy and paste from Wikipedia or continue your affirmative action education.

    FYI, the “Latino”, as used in the title of this post, is racist term because it is exclusive of non-Latino and not any geography!

    Latino Health Access planning a Wellness Corridor in Downtown Santa Ana

    Santa Ana is Latino separatist City located in North America which is exclusively non-Latino geography therefore the “Latino” is exclusive term based on the race.

    In addition I have visited some of these “Latino” clinics with my Mexican wife and know how she and I are treated.

    I am always shown that I do not belong there!

    My wife does not to pay and I must.

    She does not have to show any ID and I must.

    If I object I am asked to get lost.

    That is racist because only indicator is my color of the skin.

    My original comment was directed at Art who is trying to promote Martinez’s campaign so I have warn him that if he will use profusely the word “Latino” she will lose as you and Alfredo Amezcua have.

    That was my advise!

    If he wants to take an advise from you that is a OK with me.

  15. You ARE stupid. So the Southern California Realtors Association is racist because it services principally a geographical area and Realtors??????

    The Mongoloid Moron is you as you ignore dictionary definitions everyone else uses and you make up your own definitions to fit your stupid moron mongoloid arguments.

    Again Latinos come in all colors and races. Some working in the clinics you mention are whiter than you. Some are redheads with freckles so your example of skin color discrimination you mention is made up to fit your moron argument. You are pitiful.

    Alfredo’s campaign never used Latino as startegy. We lost because our opposition ran a better campaign.

  16. What Is Race?

    Debunking the Ideas Behind This Construct

    By Nadra Kareem Nittle, About.com Guide.

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    Science indicates that there are more genetic differences within so-called races than between them.
    Sylvia Terry

    Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasoid. These are the three races, right? Not so, according to science. While the American concept of race took off in the late 1600s and persists even today, researchers now argue that there’s no scientific basis for race. So, what exactly is race, and what are its origins?

    The Difficulty of Grouping People Into Races

    According to John H. Relethford, author of The Fundamentals of Biological Anthropology, race “is a group of populations that share some biological characteristics….These populations differ from other groups of populations according to these characteristics.”

    Scientists can divide some organisms into racial categories easier than others, such as those which remain isolated from one another in different environments. In contrast, the race concept doesn’t work so well with humans. That’s because not only do humans live in a wide range of environments, they also travel back and forth between them. As a result, there’s a high degree of gene flow among people groups that makes it hard to organize them into discrete groups.

    Skin color remains a primary trait Westerners use to place people into racial groups. However, someone of African descent may be the same skin shade as someone of Asian descent. Someone of Asian descent may be the same shade as someone of European descent. Where does one race end and another begin?

    In addition to skin color, features such as hair texture and face-shape have been used to classify people into races. But many people groups cannot be categorized as Caucasoid, Negroid or Mongoloid, the defunct terms used for the so-called three races. Take Native Australians, for instance. Although typically dark-skinned, they tend to have curly hair which is often light colored.

    “On the basis of skin color, we might be tempted to label these people as African, but on the basis of hair and facial shape they might be classified as European,” Relethford writes. “One approach has been to create a fourth category, the ‘Australoid.’”

    Why else is grouping people by race difficult? The concept of race posits that more genetic variation exists interracially than intra-racially, when the opposite is true. Only about 10% of variation in humans exists between the so-called races. So, how did the concept of race take off in the West, particularly in the United States?

    The Origins of Race in America

    The America of the early 17th century was in many ways more progressive in its treatment of blacks than the country would be for decades to come. In the early 1600s, African Americans could trade, take part in court cases and acquire land. Slavery based on race did not yet exist.

    “There was really no such thing as race then,” explained anthropologist Audrey Smedley, author of Race in North America: Origins of a Worldview, in a 2003 PBS interview. “Although ‘race’ was used as a categorizing term in the English language, like ‘type’ or ‘sort’ or ‘kind, it did not refer to human beings as groups.”

    While race-based slavery wasn’t a practice, indentured servitude was. Such servants tended to be overwhelmingly European. Altogether, more Irish people lived in servitude in America than Africans. Plus, when African and European servants lived together, their difference in skin color did not surface as a barrier.

    “They played together, they drank together, they slept together…The first mulatto child was born in 1620 (one year after the arrival of the first Africans),” Smedley noted.

    On many occasions, members of the servant class—European, African and mixed-race—rebelled against the ruling landowners. Fearful that a united servant population would usurp their power, the landowners distinguished Africans from other servants, passing laws which stripped those of African descent and Native Americans of rights. During this period, the number of servants from Europe declined, and the number of servants from Africa rose. Africans were skilled in trades such as farming, building and metalwork which made them desired servants. Before long, Africans were viewed exclusively as slaves and, as a result, sub-human.

    As for Native Americans, they were regarded with great curiosity by the Europeans, who surmised that they descended from the lost tribes of Israel, explained historian Theda Perdue, author of Mixed Blood Indians: Racial Construction in the Early South, in a PBS interview. This belief meant that Native Americans were essentially the same as Europeans. They’d simply adopted a different way of life because they’d been separated from Europeans, Perdue posits.

    “People in the 17th century…were more likely to distinguish between Christians and heathens than they were between people of color and people who were white…,” Perdue said. Christian conversion could make American Indians fully human, they thought. But as Europeans strove to convert and assimilate Natives, all the while seizing their land, efforts were underway to provide a scientific rationale for Africans’ alleged inferiority to Europeans.

    In the 1800s, Dr. Samuel Morton argued that physical differences between races could be measured, most notably in brain size. Morton’s successor in this field, Louis Agassiz, began “arguing that blacks are not only inferior but they’re a separate species altogether,” Smedley said.

    Wrapping Up

    Thanks to scientific advances, we can now say definitively that individuals such as Morton and Aggasiz are wrong. Race is fluid and thus difficult to pinpoint scientifically. “Race is a concept of human minds, not of nature,” Relethford writes.

    Unfortunately, this view hasn’t completely caught on outside of scientific circles. Still, there are signs times have changed. In 2000, the U.S. Census allowed Americans to identify as multiracial for the first time. With this shift, the nation allowed its citizens to blur the lines between the so-called races, paving the way for a future when such classifications no longer exist.

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