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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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Denise Hernández is a proud Chicana and a 5th generation San Antonian. She is the founder of Maestranza, an organization…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Ángela García wasn’t planning on becoming an artist. She entered college in the pre-med track, intending to go into a me…Healthy Food, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is surging across the U.S., and the American death toll has eclipsed 130,000. Worse,…Education
When he was 16, Erine Gray’s mother caught the rare brain disease encephalitis, causing permanent damage and memory loss…Healthcare Access
Communication is a critical aspect of the human experience, and, for Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, it is the key to making any so…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Eric Cooper knows what it’s like to depend on public assistance programs. He grew up in a low-income family, relying on…Healthy Food
How is your neighbor doing during the coronavirus pandemic? In the Boston area, Anna Kaplan, Jessie Norriss, Sophia Grog…Embracing Immigrants, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
You might call Maria Pia Sanchez la reina de las mascarillas (the queen of face masks). Sanchez, a native of Chile who l…Embracing Immigrants, Healthcare Access
Nathanael Fillmore felt his life was in danger every time he rode his bike on unsafe streets to his job as a computer sc…Transportation & Mobility
Randy LoBasso is pushing to make bicycling safer and more equitable in Philadelphia. But, as COVID-19 shut down business…Transportation & Mobility