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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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Latino Group Works to Add Healthier Foods at Stores in Milwaukee Neighborhood
When clinic worker Tatiana Maida had trouble finding many healthy products in the small grocery stores in her Latino nei…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Learning Lots and Eating Well at the Guadalupe Community Garden
The Guadalupe neighborhood in Lubbock, Texas has seen some tough times. With many folks struggling to make ends meet, he…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Brain Breaks & Afterschool Clubs Bring Physical Activity to Middle Schoolers
Principal Matt Pope wanted to make a difference in the lives of the children at DJ Red Simon Middle School in Kyle, Texa…Education, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
The Brownsville Farmers’ Market Launches a Culture of Health
Residents of the largely Latino city of Brownsville, Texas, struggle to find affordable, healthy food in their neighborh…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Swapping Sugary Drinks for Water Coolers For a Healthy Start
Research shows that children who consume too many sugary drinks risk developing diseases related to unhealthy weight. La…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Doctor Starts a Farmer’s Market in Her Houston Clinic
Dr. Ann Barnes talks to her patients daily about their health. When Barnes, an associate professor at Baylor College of…Healthy Food
Parents Help Swap Sugary Drinks for Healthier Options in Schools
The nutritional quality of lunches is improving in schools in Fairfax, Va., which has a large Latino student population….Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Brownsville Leaders Turn Tragedy into Garden of Hope
An old, abandoned plot of land sat empty near the site of a triple homicide involving children in Brownsville, Texas (91…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Shared Use Agreement Transforms Schoolyard into ‘SPARK Park’
Community, school, and city officials worked together to develop a shared use agreement to use school grounds to create…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Grassroots group works with rural schools to open recreation spaces
MHP (formerly known as Migrant Health Promotion) and Alice Independent School District partner to create a shared use ag…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities