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The Coalition is currently a co-investigator with Dr. David Victorson of Northwestern University Medical School on the project called INTERCAMBIO (Identifying Needs Together through Engaged Research – Community/Academic Meetings to Brainstorm Ideas in Obesity) to promote healthy behaviors among Chicago-area Hispanics by establishing a solid foundation to address racial health disparities, specifically in relation to an increased understanding of the role of chronic stress and related cultural and environmental determinants in the prevalence and maintenance of obesity.