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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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Neighborhood Association Pushes City for More Walkable Streetscape
Nicolas Rivard and Allison Hu, urban designers in San Antonio and members of Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association, le…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Harvesting the Neighborhood for Fresh Fruit
Two architecture and urban planning graduate students from the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) recognized good fr…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
San Antonio Clinic Brings Healthcare to the Underserved
The east side neighborhood of San Antonio (63.2% Latino) struggles with socioeconomic hardships, health disparities, and…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Mental Health
Branding School Lunch Menus to Make Choosing Veggies Fun
Penny Parham is helping students in Miami-Dade County (65% Latino) make healthier food choices more easily thanks to hig…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Good Food Is What The Doctor Prescribed
You may have heard the saying: “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what if your doctor actually prescribed fruit…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
All Good Produce Deserves a Home
Fresh produce can be a rare commodity in Nogales, Ariz. (95% Latino), where 17% of children are food insecure. Yolanda S…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
High School Teen Cooks up a Healthy Camp Course
California teen Elena Dennis wanted to help kids have healthy diets, and what better way than to encourage them to learn…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
School Principal Steers a Culture of Cycling with Bike Safety and BMX Trails
In 2009 Douglas Johnson, the new principal at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (10.5% Lat…Green & Active Spaces
Bishop Jose Torres Helps His Church Start a Hispanic Health Festival
Bishop Jose Torres, a father of three girls who plays volleyball in his spare time, was concerned about the lack of heal…Healthcare Access
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Plant Learning Gardens to Grow Healthy Food Options
In Florida, access to healthy food may be greater than 10 miles for some families. In addition to not getting healthy op…Healthy Food