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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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Creating Healthier School Concession Stands in San Antonio, Texas
What happens when a school district’s wellness policy doesn’t cover student sports games or other after-school events? I…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Healthier Check-Out Aisles at the Wal-Mart in Anderson, Calif.
Latinos are the largest minority group in Anderson, a small city in northern California’s Shasta County. Already heavily…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Unlocking the Gates: Playgrounds Open to Families in Spartanburg, S.C.
In communities where parks and land-space are limited, shared use agreements are providing more areas of recreation for…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Passing a Complete Streets Policy in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio pedestrians and cyclists will now have safer streets and walkways thanks to the implementation of the citywi…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Promotores Bring First Park to West Chula Vista, Calif. in 25 Years
Promotores working with the Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC) participated in an asset mapping project, in a La…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Housing Developer Adds Sidewalks, Playground to Neighborhood in the ‘Colonias’
Not everyone has equitable access to places to play or be physically active. That is why a housing agency advocate, fuel…Green & Active Spaces, Housing
Community Transforms Train Tracks, into Hike & Bike Trail in Brownsville, TX
Having limited resources, partnerships and community involvement played a key role in transforming old train tracks into…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Students Reclaim Streets with a Walking School Bus in Springfield
A predominantly Latino elementary school proves that morning exercise through a walking school bus program can benefit s…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Monthly Bike Ride Program Gets More San Antonio Kids on Bikes
Growing up, Dante Jones always looked forward to weekend bike rides with his father. Dante Jones In those rides with his…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sisters Launch Afterschool Fitness Program for Neighborhood Kids
San Antonio sisters Makayla Esparza, 9, and Alyssa Esparza, 8, led largely inactive lifestyles. They saw a weight-loss c…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities