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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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Nurses Visit Homes to Help First-Time Moms Create Healthy Kids, Families
Sylvia Lopez knows low-income mothers need lots of support in South Texas and San Antonio. Lopez knows the research that…Maternal & Child Health
How One National Park is Attracting Latino Visitors
Cam Juarez knows the bad stats. Latinos are just 2% of visitors to Saguaro National Park, despite being 40% of the popul…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Pediatricians Host Spanish-Language Health Podcast
Getting Latinos to go and see a primary care provider is hard enough. Even when they reach a doctor, many families get f…Healthy Families & Schools
Latina Filmmaker’s Web Series Helps Bodegas Push Healthier Food
Evelyn Brito went to buy some vegetables for her 2-year-old daughter, but was stunned to find no fresh produce in her lo…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
How a New Bridge Rebuilt Community Trust and Pedestrian Safety
Cam Juarez didn’t want people to be disappointed, again. Years ago, a city project failed to deliver a promised new pede…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Soccer Field Wars: Latino Neighbors Win a Fight to Play
Omar Gonzalez and many of his neighbors love playing nightly pick-up soccer games on the fields at Harriet Tubman Elemen…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Texas Town Uses Free School Dinner to Energize Student Minds, Bodies
Tired. Unhappy. Unenergetic. Students were showing these emotions over the school day and into afterschool activities in…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
At-Risk Residents Get a Cooking Class You Can Take Home for Dinner
Noemi Villarreal sees Latinos in San Antonio struggle with disease, and wants to help. That’s why she has helped launch…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food
Latina Nutrition Leader Starts a School Food Pantry to Feed Hungry Kids in San Antonio
Jenny Arredondo knows some San Antonio students leave school and don’t eat again until they return to school the next da…Healthy Food, Maternal & Child Health
Texas Policymaker Enables School Food Pantries to Save Leftover Food for Kids
Texas State Rep. Diego Bernal had a simple question for school leaders in San Antonio. What’s your biggest concern for s…Healthy Food, Maternal & Child Health