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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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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’s life forever when he took a college nutrition class. Lucke, an aspiring doctor who was studying biochemi…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Barbara Berger was more than concerned—she was downright worried about the growing weight and health of her students. Th…Education, Healthy Food
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
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
Infant nutrition experts Norma Sifuentes and Diana Montano have promoted breastfeeding for 30 years combined in San Anto…Healthy Families & Schools, Maternal & Child Health
Jessie Fisher and her nonprofit food pantry, the Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (RACAP) aim to provide a wee…Healthy Food
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
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