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June 18, 2003
Ellenton-A national organization says inadequate health care is one of the most serious problems facing south Georgia's hispanic population.

Last month, the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute came to Ellenton, a small town in Colquitt County with a big latino community.

They studied a focus group and presented their findings today. Organizers also say a lack of services for single Latino fathers and the language barrier are serious problems.

"Being that they come from a different country it's important that there's services available to the families that come here to help them transition to the community at large," said Hector Perez-Pacheco, Director of Community Resource Development for the Institute.

The institute will now help Ellenton leaders provide more services for the Hispanic community there.

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