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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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Community Connectors Break Down Barriers to Healthy Homes
San Antonio’s Eastside Promise Neighborhood (EPN) is a community of about 18,000 residents (67.5% Latino) who face many…Healthcare Access, Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Families & Schools, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
Parks Workers Create ‘Health’ Scavenger Hunt in San Antonio
City parks worker Michael Baldwin saw rampant physical inactivity and disease in San Antonio, Texas (68% Latino). To hel…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Maria Silva: Adding Latino Nutrition to Spanish Magazines
Maria Silva is a registered dietitian and educator in St. Vincent de Paul’s bilingual Family Wellness Program in Phoenix…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Community Health Centers Engage Latinos in Mental Health, Nutrition, Fitness
Many Latinos in Minnesota get “left out,” of the healthcare picture. That’s why HealthFinders Collaborative aims to prov…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Health Worker Starts Free Fitness in the Park
Pete Garcia spent several years as a personal trainer in San Antonio, learning first-hand that many residents in at-risk…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Nurse Helps Students See Healthy Food as Fun, Delicious Art
Registered nurse Derek Dimas learned kids need to eat healthier to help decrease the high rates of obesity in his hometo…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Neighbors and Leaders Calm Traffic on Scary Street
Neighborhood leaders and residents like Paul D. López and Fany Mendez in the Denver, Colo., neighborhood of Westwood wor…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Fitness Instructor Helps Launch La Casita Fitness and Learning Center
Westwood Unidos and Re:Vision, two local organizations in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver, Colo. (31.2% Latino popul…Green & Active Spaces, Healthcare Access, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
College Friends Connect Latino Families to Local Produce
College friends Tori Ostenso and Emily Pence met through volunteer opportunities while in school. They soon learned ther…Healthy Food
Future Generations Learn Healthy Eating Through Teaching Kitchens
In the San Antonio, Texas area (69% Latino) families, health care leaders like Dr. Mark Gilger, and philanthropy groups…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities