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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Patricia Chalela has always loved working in public health and being a valuable member of a team. Chalela is an associat…Embracing Immigrants, Latino Cancer, Quit Smoking
Daniel Carlos Hughes thought he wanted to be a chemical engineer. He worked at Dow Chemical for 23 years, moving up to a…Cancer, Clinical Trials
From a young age, Flávia Fernandes wanted to practice medicine. Thanks to years of resiliency and dedication, she is now…Healthy Food
With over 30 years of working in mental health and disparities research, Margarita Alegría is what you might call an exp…Mental Health, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Art can convey a story or a message. So what if you could use art to spark a conversation about issues in your community…Mental Health, Overcoming Harmful Biases
When Eloísa Trinidad teamed up with New York activist Power Malu to help her community, she knew it needed to align with…Healthy Food
When David Miskie graduated from UC Berkeley, he wasn’t planning on starting a cereal company. He actually worked for a…Healthy Food
Isabella Jimenez is only 16 years old, but she’s already an entrepreneur and app creator. In fact, she got started when…Healthy Food
Kathryn Karam isn’t afraid to speak out against racism and discrimination. She thinks that everyone should address their…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Nancy Willard knows that the way educators are taught to handle bullying isn’t working, especially when it comes to cybe…Overcoming Harmful Biases