Latinos in Missouri Connecting Research to Policy and Practice, Hoy y Mañana : Proceedings of the 2005 annual conference
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This Conference, the fourth Cambio de Colores, started out in response to an urgent need in our state-to better understand the demographic changes occurring in Missouri and their impact. We knew our places were changing. We had demographic data that showed rural places saw large increases in Latino populations. Some communities saw increases of as much as 2,000 percent. Cambio de Colores was launched so we could better understand what these changes meant for Missouri communities, our local and state economy and our social service and health care systems; encourage research on these topics; share best practices; and facilitate new relationships. Cambio de Colores encouraged all of us whether we were conducting research, providing services, developing public policy, enforcing laws or educating our residents about these sweeping demographic changes.