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Welcome to Miami!

A city rich in culture and ethnic diversity, Miami has grown, and continues to grow significantly, attracting an ever-growing amount of foreign born residents. Known as the Gateway to Latin America, Miami has opened its doors and is now home to a large and diverse Latin American population made up of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Central and South Americans.

In the year 2000
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, the U.S Census Bureau reported over 2.2 million persons living in Miami-Dade County - the most populous county in all of Florida! Of these, 57% was of Hispanic ancestry – 50% were Cuban American, 11% South American, 9% Central American, 6% Puerto Rican, 3% Mexican American, 3% Dominican American, and 18% were classified as Other.


According to Miami's Department of Planning and Zoning
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, more than 600,000 Hispanics live within a 7 miles radius of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Medical Center, very close to Little Havana and the famous Calle 8 in Little Havana, at the heart of Cuban Miami - making the Miami Field Center's location a central asset for reaching a diverse Hispanic/Latino Community.

The Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is the largest long-term study of health and disease in Hispanic/Latino populations living in the United States. The Miami Field Center, led by the University of Miami, is proud to conduct this groundbreaking study that will make a significant contribution to the nation’s health.
We encourage all Hispanic/Latinos who receive a letter of invitation to follow the instructions and...accept our invitation!

Make a difference and participate in this historic event that will contribute to the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latinos across the country and benefit future generations! For more information on HCHS/SOL, please go to: www.cscc.unc.edu/hchs
1. Modified Race Data Summary File. Census of Population and Housing. U.S. Census Bureau. (2002). CD-ROM HA 201.122 .C463 2002g - EDS.

2. Miami Dade County (2005). Miami-Dade County Facts, Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning; Miami, FL.
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