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Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

Rosalie Aguilar Santos, MS, is Salud America!'s national project coordinator. She is passionate about nutrition, physical activity, and opportunities to engage communities in advocacy actions to promote Latino childhood health.

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Articles by Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

“Health is a Choice: Making a Difference in Our Schools”

Highlights Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) and Palm Springs Unified School District in their efforts in using school time to help reduce childhood obesity. ...

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“Health is Academic”

This slideshow presentation describes how the use of resources can maximized through partnerships and joint use agreements. ...

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“Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge: Making the Most of Your Community Assets”

Not only did the Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge inspire leaders to engage their community in becoming more active, but it also allowed participants an opportunity to determine what natural resources for physical activity exist in their community. ...

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“City to build pedestrian bridge over tracks at Bringhurst”

According to this press release, children living near Bringhurst have found walking to school to be a challenge, due to the danger posed by having to walk over railroad tracks. ...

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“Civic participation continues in colonia Muñiz”

Initially funds for projects like public lighting in the community were unavailable to colonias in precinct 4. Now, because Commissioner Joel Palacios decided to use engineers already working with the county rather than contracting work, the precinct was able to create a source of funding to provide solar lighting for colonias. ...

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“CLOCC Work: Fighting Childhood Obesity With Safer Streets”


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Factsheet: Complete Streets & Active Transportation for Individuals of all Ages and Abilities

The American Public Health Association's (APHA) factsheet describing Complete Streets and examples of complete street policies that have been ...

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“Cycling Touches Everyone”

Robin Stallings the Executive Director of BikeTexas and local BikeTexas outreach coordinators Joyce Cunningham and Fernando Martinez, met with Mayor Debra McCartt of Amarillo, Texas to discuss how to introduce bike lanes to the community. Mayor McCartt discussed her vision to make Amarillo a bike friendly community and Larry Offerdahl, Director of Parks and Recreation, discussed the city's Hike and Bike Master Plan. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program had been approved by the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) board one month prior to this meeting. AISD Program Director Denise Blanchard, a key supporter of SRTS, helped make the program a reality for AISD ...

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“Chicago Announces Strategy to Improve 300 Parks and Playgrounds”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has announced a plan to improve 300 of the cities parks, with the goal of providing every Chicagoan with a park no further than a 10 minute walking distance from where they live. ...

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