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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 Renovates Park & Soccer Field in Latino Community in Chicago
In the past 10 years, the Thomas Kelly High School girls’ soccer team has been one of the winningest teams in Chicago bu…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Teen Sisters Help Kids Conquer Obesity in Corpus Christi, Texas
How can one family have an impact on reducing obesity in their school and beyond? Just look at the Surani sisters of Cor…Education, Healthy Food
Middle Schoolers Develop Health Program for Elementary Students
In 2010, the predominantly Latino city of Corpus Christi, Texas, was labeled the “fattest city in the nation” by Men’s H…Education, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Dia de Salud Increases Health Equity in Latino Community in Oregon
Sarah Cantril started the Huerto de la Familia program to focus on boosting health equity by helping Latino families liv…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Hospital Teams with Schools to Boost Wellness for Florida Students
RJ Manchester and Erica Asti, staffers at the Florida Hospital for Children, along with Dr. Angela Fals and her team, sp…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
PE Teachers Bring 60 Minutes of Daily Activity to Students Before or After School
Many Latino students don’t meet daily recommendations of physical activity because they lack access to quality activity…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Kids Get Healthy Eating Lessons at Farmers Markets in Oregon
A farmer’s market is a lot of fun—for parents only, usually. Kids often just tag along, glumly, as their parents busily…Healthy Food
“Fields for All” Brings Soccer & Futsal Courts to Recreation Deserts in Multnomah County, Ore.
Many Latino kids live in “recreation deserts,” which lack access to safe, affordable physical activity opportunities. Th…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Creating a ‘Magic Bean’ Curriculum for Healthy Nutrition
What so great about beans? Grad student Kelly Atterberry and mentor Carol Miles have the answer in their new bean-based…Healthy Food
Innovative Health Education for Kids, by Kids in Schools
In a Florida school district that didn’t provide health classes in high schools, a health educator, Risa Berrin, and her…Education, Healthy Families & Schools