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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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Diana Centeno knows kids exposed to traumatic events don’t get extra support they need at school. Doug Greene knows poli…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
Steve Long knows the mission of the Children’s Museum of the East End is to spark imagination, play, and learning for al…Education, Embracing Immigrants
Bob Stewart knew that some students were frequently missing class or dropping out of the Gladstone School District in Gl…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
Family separations. Broken families. Little social support. In these tough times, abuela and abuelo often have to step u…Healthcare Access
Fear. Of being deported. Losing homes. Losing children. Minvera Perez knows Latino immigrants live in constant fear in E…Embracing Immigrants, Mental Health
Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income n…Healthcare Access
Dr. Heyman Oo treated a lot of traumatized child immigrants while a pediatric resident at Zuckerberg San Francisco Gener…Healthcare Access, Trauma & ACES
As an avid cyclist, Brian Pearson loved riding the new $8 million hike-and-bike trail in his town of Fall River, Mass. (…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Increasing Civic Engagement, Transportation & Mobility
A few years ago, San Antonio City Council member Rey Saldaña tried his own transportation experiment. He ditched his car…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Police came to four-year-old Fatimah Muhammad’s house in Newark, N.J. (34% Latino), after an altercation between her par…Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Families & Schools, Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES