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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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Jenn Yates is an advocate who usually pushes for healthier school food in Arlington, Virginia (15.8% Latino). David Guas…Healthy Food, Maternal & Child Health
Elva Yañez—with her neighbors and allies—waged a campaign that has lasted over 15 years to preserve one of the last unpr…Green & Active Spaces, Increasing Civic Engagement
Finding the right message has always been important to Maria Alvarez. That determination is what led her to become a Vic…Education
“I feel like my life is threatened at each intersection.” That is what Andreas Addison said about walking the streets an…Transportation & Mobility
James Rojas loved how his childhood home brought family and neighbors together. The L.A. home had a big side yard facing…Green & Active Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
When Julia Maues was 29, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy who had a full head of hair—while she had no hair at all d…Increasing Civic Engagement, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Police Chief Darren Gault believes kids deserve more support in avoiding risky behaviors. Gault knows when police office…Trauma & ACES
Amanda Merck isn’t only a content curator for Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, a member of many health committee…Transportation & Mobility
Bill Hayward learned a disturbing truth when he ventured into the crawlspace underneath his home. For a year, he, his wi…Air Quality, Chemical & Toxic Exposure
They say a picture can illustrate what at times words cannot. That is what drove Jayme Hannay to lead a decade-long proj…Increasing Civic Engagement