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Elizabeth Baier's Blog

Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of mostly-Mexican... more »
posted 04/19/12
With the help of a National Health Journalism fellowship, I will be working on a series of... more »
posted 07/22/11

Elizabeth Baier's Work

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

Inside a crumbling trailer in Northfield, Samantha Castro Flores shows off a closet bursting with clothes. Sometimes she can't find a size of pants that fits.

Walk into the kitchen of Eugenia Delgado's home in Faribault, and you'll see a dinnertime battle about to play out. When Delgado insists that her son eat some vegetables, he tells her he doesn't want broccoli.