Mexican government gives $35K to Ark. med school

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm •  Published: March 21, 2013

"We have a duty to serve and help our community," he said in Spanish.

Raczynski said Ventanillas de Salud focuses on improving the health of Mexicans and other Latinos in Arkansas through health education, screenings and immunizations.

"We eventually hope to be offering health education programs, things like smoking cessation, weight loss, healthy eating and other things once we can obtain funding to help support that expansion program," he said at the consulate.

A few yards away, health workers were ready to check blood pressure and sugar levels for people, including 21-year-old Leticia Hernandez.

Hernandez, who lives in Tulsa, Okla., but had driven to the consulate in Little Rock to deal with passport issues, said it was great to have the passport and health services all under one roof.

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