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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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Latino and African American youth as well as individuals belonging to a local coalition of health leaders joined forces…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
In the predominantly Latino city of El Paso, Texas, kids are priority No. 1 thanks to a community-school partnership tha…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
How do you get an entire city of people to get up and moving? Build them new trails and places to walk! That’s what happ…Green & Active Spaces
Improved technology, like smart phones and tablets, is often blamed for increasing unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles in ch…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
San Antonio student Michaelie Love knows that, for many high school students, the hour before school begins is spent soc…Education, Healthy Food
The zoo isn’t exactly a place of health (for humans), with typical fare like popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy, and sugar…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
El Paso, Texas has come a long way since ranked as the third-fattest U.S. city in 2012. A renewed focus on eating health…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Praxina Guerra and her mentor Cathy Lopez are true Salud Heroes when it comes to creating an environment of school healt…Healthy Families & Schools, Water
In a heavily Latino part of Kansas that struggled with obesity, one coalition stepped up to find new wats to help the La…Healthy Food