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After Nikki Van Strien delivered her first son in Mesa, Ariz. (30.5% Latino), she realized the discharge package given to all new moms by the hospital could undermine a woman’s breastfeeding goals by pushing formula. She wanted to do something to support breastfeeding moms immediately after delivery. In 2011, Van Strien and some other moms ...
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The streetcar is back along the Texas-Mexico border, thanks to a Latino man’s brilliant “fake” ad campaign. Peter Svarzb…Family Support, Safe Routes
Latinos face many barriers to health care, including language differences; complex and confusing documents and processes…Healthy Schools, Promotores
Alma Galvez was sick of seeing a growing number of overweight Latino child patients at her clinic in Minneapolis, Minn….Nutrition Education, Water
Dr. Kathy Fletcher knows the first three years of a child’s life are critical for preparing kids to grow and mature into…ECE, Higher Ed
Kori Eberle calls early and steady prenatal care the “best gift a baby can receive” for healthy early childhood developm…Family Support, Prenatal
A brain aneurysm changed the life of María Emilce López forever—for the better. While a grad student at the University o…Higher Ed
Noemi Villarreal sees Latinos in San Antonio struggle with disease, and wants to help. That’s why she has helped launch…Community Centers, Medical Home