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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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Every Little Step Counts for Latino Child Health
Yolanda Konopken knows 1 in 10 people have diabetes in Arizona. Her program to help families manage diabetes has been at…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
How Arizona Clinics Create Amazing Medical Homes for Latinos
For 30 years, a group of small community health centers have provided primary healthcare to residents in Maricopa County…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Parents Help Save Pool in Low-Income Minneapolis Area
Hannah Lieder, foster mother and founder of Minneapolis Swims, has been working since 2010 to keep open the local Philli…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Stephen Lucke Grows Gardens of Wellness in San Antonio
Stephen Lucke’s life forever when he took a college nutrition class. Lucke, an aspiring doctor who was studying biochemi…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
School Dietician Uses Student Videos to Give Health a Starring Role
Barbara Berger was more than concerned—she was downright worried about the growing weight and health of her students. Th…Education, Healthy Food
Water Champions Push H2O for Latino Kids, Families
Water isn’t magic, but it can help you stay hydrated, control calories, and fuel muscles. But Latino kids don’t drink en…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Teachers Who Went Above and Beyond for Latino Students
What makes a great teacher? Great teachers not only work hard to ensure the academic success and leadership skills of th…Education, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Baby Café Brings ‘Breastfeeding Peer Counselors’ to San Antonio Moms
Infant nutrition experts Norma Sifuentes and Diana Montano have promoted breastfeeding for 30 years combined in San Anto…Healthy Families & Schools, Maternal & Child Health
Mom Group Gives Swag Bags to Help Nursing Moms
After Nikki Van Strien delivered her first son in Mesa, Ariz. (30.5% Latino), she realized the discharge package given t…Healthy Families & Schools, Maternal & Child Health
Food Pantry Thinks Outside the Box to Bring Healthy Food to Latinos in Need
Jessie Fisher and her nonprofit food pantry, the Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (RACAP) aim to provide a wee…Healthy Food