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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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Media producers Joseph Smooke and Dyan Ruiz have seen the harsh impact of unaffordable housing on Latino families in San…Housing
Crystal Jankowski ran the faucet in her hospital room for 12 hours straight the day she gave birth — all in hopes that t…Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Water
Juan Tarango of Tempe, Arizona, has been an avid cyclist for over 30 years. For him, it’s about exploring, exploring his…Education, Transportation & Mobility
Dr. Colleen Bridger knows the devastating effects of childhood trauma, from risky behavior to bad grades, to even chroni…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
At the end of her life, Samarys Seguinot-Medina hopes to say she made the world a safer place to live for the children i…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Magnolia Park is one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in Houston’s East End. Unfortunately, its 17,800 residents live…Healthy Food
Childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences. Mental health issues. Whatever you call it, trauma impacts a child’s br…Trauma & ACES
Diana Centeno knows kids exposed to traumatic events don’t get the support they need at school. Doug Greene knows police…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