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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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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
Many Latinos in Minnesota get “left out,” of the healthcare picture. That’s why HealthFinders Collaborative aims to prov…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
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
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
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 Tori Ostenso and Emily Pence met through volunteer opportunities while in school. They soon learned ther…Healthy Food
In the San Antonio, Texas area (69% Latino) families, health care leaders like Dr. Mark Gilger, and philanthropy groups…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
What happens when Latinos get “priced out” of the homes they’ve lived in for decades? Luis Granados People like Luis Gra…Housing
Obesity, cancer, and health disparities were increasing in the northern Colorado city of Fort Collins (11.43% Latino). I…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools