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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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Sweat Equity: How to Get Fit and Volunteer at the Same Time!
Paul Rezaei loved being physically active as a kid, so much so that he became a personal trainer and has helped people g…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Young Latina Innovator to Launch ‘MyFunFood’ App
Isabella Jimenez of San Antonio isn’t a normal 13-year-old. When Isabella watched in shock as her classmates ate only po…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
College Shows How to ‘Cultivate Health’ in a Diverse Neighborhood
Dr. Janet Houser wants her Regis University in Denver to “make a difference in the world” for better health. Dr. Janet H…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Housing
Health Equity, a Bike Full of Groceries at a Time
Ricardo Rocha believes anyone can be a hero and improve local healthy food access. Richard Rocha of Denver of Abarrotes…Healthy Food
Shirley Gonzales and Her Amazing Push to Revitalize Housing in Historic San Antonio
When San Antonio native Shirley Gonzales earned a business degree years ago, she immediately went to work to find new lo…Healthcare Access, Housing
George Block: Opening the Gates for Families to Play at School Parks
George Block has fought for children for a long time. When Block saw disadvantaged kids not able to swim at local pools…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Fred Cardenas: Improving Mental Healthcare for Kids in San Antonio
“I hear demons telling me to be bad.” “I need my medicine to calm down.” “Mom has a new boyfriend, but that’s okay cause…Education, Mental Health
City Leader Rey Saldaña Helps At-Risk Latinos Learn to Swim
When he was a kid, Rey Saldaña couldn’t swim. His family couldn’t afford lessons. So Saldaña was a little scared as he a…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Ex-Football-Coach Creates Trauma-Sensitive Schools to Reduce Absenteeism in San Antonio
John Hernandez coached football in three disadvantaged school districts in Texas. When a player missed practice, Hernand…Healthy Families & Schools, Trauma & ACES
How to Turn a Latino Food Desert into a Healthy Food Oasis
Healthy food activists Erick Kornacki and Joseph Teipel have a phrase to call the 81% Latino neighborhood of Westwood in…Healthcare Access, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities