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After Nikki Van Strien delivered her first son in Mesa, Ariz. (30.5% Latino), she realized the discharge package given to all new moms by the hospital could undermine a woman’s breastfeeding goals by pushing formula. She wanted to do something to support breastfeeding moms immediately after delivery. In 2011, Van Strien and some other moms ...
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Kori Eberle calls early and steady prenatal care the “best gift a baby can receive” for healthy early childhood developm…Family Support, Prenatal
Noemi Villarreal sees Latinos in San Antonio struggle with disease, and wants to help. That’s why she has helped launch…Community Centers, Medical Home
For 30 years, a group of small clinics have provided primary healthcare to residents in Maricopa County, Ariz. (30% Lati…Health Insurance, Healthy Lifestyles
Hannah Lieder, foster mother and founder of Minneapolis Swims, has been working since 2010 to keep open the local Philli…Shared Use, Walking, biking, & swimming
Stephen Lucke learned a shocking fact as a college student in San Antonio, Texas (63% Latino): Life’s most serious healt…Gardens, School garden
Alma Galvez was sick of seeing a growing number of overweight Latino child patients at her clinic in Minneapolis, Minn….Nurtition Education, Water
Barbara Berger was more than concerned—she was downright worried about the growing weight and health of her students. Th…Fitness, School Food