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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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City Leader Uses ‘Omnibus’ to Power Up Transit and Walkability in Richmond, Virginia
“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: How Latino Urbanism Is Changing Life in American Neighborhoods
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
Julia Maues: Fighting Cancer to Advocate for Hope and Health Equity
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, Superintendent Start Program to Support Traumatized Kids
Police Chief Darren Gault believes kids deserve more support in avoiding risky behaviors. Gault knows when police office…Trauma & ACES
Amanda Merck: Propelling Civic Engagement in San Antonio and Beyond
Amanda Merck isn’t only a content curator for Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, a member of many health committee…Transportation & Mobility
From Living in a Sick Home to Making Others’ Healthy
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
Teen ‘Photovoice’ Sparks a Community Health Revolution
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
Alison Corcoran: Why We All Must Stand Up to Bias, Health Inequity
As a white woman living in Boston who grew up all around the world, privileged and well-educated, Alison Corcoran was a…Healthcare Access, Overcoming Harmful Biases
This City Ditched its Car-Centric Traditions to Better Serve All Transportation Users
Fred Dock knows that, as cities grow, managing transportation gets tougher. Dock, who headed up transportation for Pasad…Transportation & Mobility
Dr. Jabraan Pasha: Tearing Down Implicit Bias in the Doctor’s Office
In training, doctors and other healthcare providers are taught to disregard their own personal upbringings, and that of…Overcoming Harmful Biases