Get inspired by our Salud Hero stories and videos, which show real champions of change who drive policies and environments for health equity in families, schools and communities!
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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Elva Yañez—with her neighbors and allies—waged a campaign that has lasted over 15 years to preserve one of the last unpr…Green & Active Spaces, Increasing Civic Engagement
Finding the right message has always been important to Maria Alvarez. That determination is what led her to become a Vic…Education
“I feel like my life is threatened at each intersection.” That is what Andreas Addison said about walking the streets an…Healthy Families & Schools
James Rojas loved how his childhood home brought family and neighbors together. The L.A. home had a big side yard facing…Green & Active Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
When Julia Maues was 29, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy who had a full head of hair—while she had no hair at all d…Increasing Civic Engagement, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Police Chief Darren Gault believes kids deserve more support in avoiding risky behaviors. Gault knows when police office…Trauma & ACES
Amanda Merck isn’t only a content curator for Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, a public health representative fo…Transportation & Mobility
Bill Hayward learned a disturbing truth when he ventured into the crawlspace underneath his home. For a year, he, his wi…Air Quality, Chemical & Toxic Exposure
They say a picture can illustrate what at times words cannot. That is what drove Jayme Hannay to lead a decade-long proj…Increasing Civic Engagement
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