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Rosa Herrera: Get the Vaccine for Your Family!
Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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SDoH Screening Is Tackling the Social Needs of Patients in US Community Health Centers
Since the 1960s, community health centers (also called Federally Qualified Health Centers) have made it their mission to…Health Equity
Feeding Fort Worth with the FunkyTown Fridge
Kendra Richardson worried if her neighbors in Fort Worth, Texas, would have enough food as the COVID-19 pandemic worsene…Healthy Food
Nemours Children’s Health Goes Beyond Medicine to Cure Families’ Social Needs
Nemours Children’s Health knows healthcare is more than just medicine. The conditions in which we are born, grow, live,…Health Equity
Tech Entrepreneur Erik Cardenas Brings Affordable Healthcare to Latinos
A young Erik Cardenas sat quietly in his chair, gently swinging his legs back and forth. He clasped his hands together a…Health Equity
Celebrating Galentine’s Day with Drs. Amelie Ramirez and Patricia Chalela
You’re probably familiar with Valentine’s Day on February 14. Every year, couples dote on each other and exchange candy,…Health Equity
Anjelica Cazares: Advocating for Latina Equal Pay
Although Anjelica Cazares spends a lot of time talking into a microphone, she doesn’t need it to be heard and make an im…Increasing Civic Engagement
Dr. Trinidad Solis: Harvesting Infection Control Solutions for Farmworkers
In the small rural Central California town of Selma, a young Trinidad Solis watched long stretches of farmland float by…Infection Control
How Health Confianza is Improving Health Literacy in San Antonio
Health literacy is defined by the CDC as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and unde…COVID-19, Education
Latina Physician Collaborates with Promotoras in Sustainable Infection Control Efforts
In a modest house in Los Angeles, California, a young girl buried her nose in a book. She focused on the book’s colorful…Healthcare Access, Infection Control
Isabella Jimenez Brings ‘My Fun Food’ to Your Phone, Kitchen
Isabella Jimenez is a Latina on a mission for health. At age 12, she had an idea for an app that serves as a digital coo…Healthy Food, Latino Obesity