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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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Jason Rosenfeld: Using Healthcare Messaging to Inform His Community about Coronavirus
Communication is a critical aspect of the human experience, and, for Dr. Jason Rosenfeld, it is the key to making any so…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Eric Cooper: How San Antonio Food Bank Feeds People Amid Coronavirus
Eric Cooper knows what it’s like to depend on public assistance programs. He grew up in a low-income family, relying on…Healthy Food
Neighbors Create Mutual Aid Network to Help Neighbors with Groceries, Care
How is your neighbor doing during the coronavirus pandemic? In the Boston area, Anna Kaplan, Jessie Norriss, Sophia Grog…Embracing Immigrants, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
Latina Starts Community to Make Face Masks Para Todos (For All) amid COVID-19
You might call Maria Pia Sanchez la reina de las mascarillas (the queen of face masks). Sanchez, a native of Chile who l…Embracing Immigrants, Healthcare Access
How Advocates Campaigned for 1st Protected Bike Lane Law
Nathanael Fillmore felt his life was in danger every time he rode his bike on unsafe streets to his job as a computer sc…Transportation & Mobility
Bicyclist’s Petition to Open Streets to People in Philadelphia During Coronavirus Crisis
Randy LoBasso is pushing to make bicycling safer and more equitable in Philadelphia. But, as COVID-19 shut down business…Transportation & Mobility
How Schools Continue “Handle With Care” for Kids Amid Closures, Coronavirus
Over the past few years, dozens of U.S. schools launched the Handle With Care program to better support students facing…Trauma & ACES
Chef, Food Advocate Team Up to Serve Free, No-Questions-Asked Red Beans and Rice
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: Using Lessons from Fighting Big Tobacco to Win Environmental Justice
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
Latina Communicator Uses Expertise to Advocate for Her Community
Finding the right message has always been important to Maria Alvarez. That determination is what led her to become a Vic…Education