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Glenn Close, Alma Powell, and Quincy Jones to Be Honored at AARP The Magazine's 2009 Inspire Awards
Date:11/24/2008

For Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, one baby's story says it all. Selene Segura Rios, a flu-stricken 18-month-old whose working parents couldn't afford the ER, died of dehydration -- not in a Third World country but in the United States. Selene, like many Latinos, lacked access to proper health care, a problem Hayes-Bautista has been fighting his whole career. As a grad student in the 1970s, Hayes-Bautista brought needed care to desperate Californians as a founding director of La Clinica de la Raza, a chain of low-cost medical centers that treats more than 100,000 patients a year. An engineer by training whose compassion and love of hard data led him into the field of medical sociology, Hayes-Bautista is now director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at UCLA, and his influence is felt nationwide. His research helps policymakers get to the heart of medical problems bedeviling the Latino community.

Quincy Jones - Global Poverty Fighter

Music impresario Quincy Jones still vividly recalls the moment, 56 years ago, when a five-year-old girl approached him after he had performed in a Tunisian nightclub. She had a flowered dress on, and one hand behind her back. The other hand was held out in supplication. "I'm from the ghetto," says Jones, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago. "But I'd never seen that before. We gave her everything we had." The next day he learned that the girl's uncle had cut off her left hand so she'd be a more sympathetic beggar. "That got me for life," he says. Today the legendary entertainer spends his free time directing the Quincy Jones Foundation (www.qjfoundation.org), a nonprofit aimed at helping poor children worldwide. Among his group's more ambitious projects: assisting with programs to eradicate malaria in Africa, developing housing in post-apartheid South Africa, and establishing youth cente
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