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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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In Aftermath of a Shooting, This School Leader Is Building a Positive School Climate for Nevada Students
On the night of Oct. 1, 2017, a shooter opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. He killed 59 people, injur…Trauma & ACES
The foster care system aims to support children whose parents can’t support them. But what happens when those children g…Housing
Dr. Rogelio Sáenz is no stranger to health inequity. Growing up along the Texas-Mexico border, he saw Latino families ri…Embracing Immigrants, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Nine-thousand miles. That’s nearly the number Gabe Canales, founder of Blue Cure—a prostate cancer support and awareness…Latino Cancer
High-schoolers Samantha Almaraz and Pablo Ramirez see many classmates who struggle with hunger and poverty in the 85% La…Education, Healthy Food
For over 100 days in 1996, Melanie Cambron experienced migraines so severe she couldn’t leave her home. Other maladies s…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Kids have fun when they ride bikes. They also get needed physical activity. But did you know that riding a bike can aid…Transportation & Mobility
Media producers Joseph Smooke and Dyan Ruiz have seen the harsh impact of unaffordable housing on Latino families in San…Housing
Equitable transportation that is safe, affordable, and reliable can boost a person’s health and social mobility. But too…Transportation & Mobility
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