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Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income neighborhood suffer more disease, less access to health care, and live 33 years less than people in a wealthy area just 2.7 miles away. He saw doctors treating illnesses, not addressing prevention or social ...
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As a white woman living in Boston who grew up all around the world, privileged and well-educated, Alison Corcoran was a…Healthcare Access, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Fred Dock knows that, as cities grow, managing transportation gets tougher. Dock, who headed up transportation for Pasad…Transportation & Mobility
In training, doctors and other healthcare providers are taught to disregard their own personal upbringings, and that of…Overcoming Harmful Biases
What is the motivation behind your day job? For Kelly Capatosto, it is her family and the Latino population. Capatosto,…Overcoming Harmful Biases
U.S. Latinos face high levels of poverty, food swamps, and food insecurity—living without reliable access to enough affo…Healthy Food
In 2006, Dr. Susan E. Pacheco experienced a stark paradigm-shift due to an inconvenient truth. She learned that the Eart…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
In Aftermath of a Shooting, This School Leader Is Building a Positive School Climate for Nevada Students
On the night of Oct. 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. He killed 59 people, injur…Trauma & ACES
The foster care system aims to support children whose parents can’t support them. But what happens when those children g…Housing
Dr. Rogelio Sáenz is no stranger to health inequity. Growing up along the Texas-Mexico border, he saw Latino families ri…Embracing Immigrants, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Nine-thousand miles. That’s nearly the number Gabe Canales, founder of Blue Cure—a prostate cancer support and awareness…Latino Cancer