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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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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
Residents of the largely Latino city of Brownsville, Texas, struggle to find affordable, healthy food in their neighborh…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Research shows that children who consume too many sugary drinks risk developing diseases related to unhealthy weight. La…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Dr. Ann Barnes talks to her patients daily about their health. When Barnes, an associate professor at Baylor College of…Healthy Food
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
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
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
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
Caesar Valdillez loves where he lives—the Southtown neighborhood in San Antonio (63% Latino). He grew up in the neighbor…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
After years of trying to land a new park, residents of Earlimart, Calif., can now celebrate the success of a shared use…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities