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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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Alena Clark and Yvette Lucero-Nguyen worried that their University of Northern Colorado campus wasn’t breastfeeding-frie…Healthy Families & Schools, Maternal & Child Health
Many Latino immigrants arrive in Broward County, Fla. (27% Latino) with no community ties, no possessions, no (or little…Embracing Immigrants, Healthcare Access, Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Families & Schools, Mental Health
Health issues disproportionately plague the immigrant community in Broward County, Fla. (27% Latino), as they often lack…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Mental Health
Linda Joseph, a special needs teacher in Florida, with some of the highest drowning rates in the country, wanted to make…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
In the past 15 years, the drowning rate of school-age children in Broward County, Fla., has plummeted thanks in part to…Green & Active Spaces
Nicolas Rivard and Allison Hu, urban designers in San Antonio and members of Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association, le…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
The east side neighborhood of San Antonio (63.2% Latino) struggles with socioeconomic hardships, health disparities, and…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Mental Health
Penny Parham is helping students in Miami-Dade County (65% Latino) make healthier food choices more easily thanks to hig…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities