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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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Photovoice & Partnerships Bring PE to Latinas in New Britain, Conn.
Counselors at New Britain High School were concerned about the future of Latina teens who were not passing PE and risked…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Resident Brings Healthier Vending Machines to Schools in San Antonio, Texas
Cecil Whisenton brought the machines to local YMCAs and a San Antonio high school. He hopes to bring the healthy vending…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
School Garden Provides Healthy Snacks and Lessons for Students in Austin, TX
Lonnie Sclerandi, a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at Austin Independent School District, downsized his home a few yea…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Fruit Movers and Tree Shakers: Food Bank Receives Gleaned Produce in Tulare County
Latinos make up over 60% of residents in Tulare County, many of them working for little pay on large farms in California…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Youth Help Latino Corner Store Market Fresh, Healthy Foods
Latino neighborhoods have one-third as many supermarkets as non-Latino ones, studies show. This can limit food options t…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Parents Help Expand Bike/Walk to School for Kids in Fairfax, Va.
Jeff Anderson, a parent at Wolftrap Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., wanted his daughter to bike to school. Unfortunat…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Residents Bring First-Ever Park to California’s 92701 Zip Code
A group of Latina women in the park poor city of Santa Ana, Calif., were desperate to have a safe place for their childr…Green & Active Spaces, Healthcare Access, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Hydration Stations Start a Water-Drinking Movement in Washington
Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Washington State. Because Latino kids tend to drink more sugary drinks…Healthy Families & Schools, Water
Latino-Owned Grocery Store Uses Bilingual Marketing to Inspire Healthy Shopping
Northgate González Market has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The family-owned and operated California-base…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Group Creates ‘Wellness Corridor’ to Promote Active Spaces in Santa Ana, Calif.
The mostly Latino southern area of Santa Ana, Calif., had limited places to be active—and not a single park. Desperate f…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility