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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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Dr. Martha Bernal: The First Latina with a PhD in Psychology
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor Dr. Martha Bernal, the first Latina to receive a PhD in psychology in the…Mental Health, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Jim Morris: A Watchdog for Environmental Health
Having been in the industry for over 40 years, Jim Morris is no newcomer to journalism. He’s worked at several news orga…Air Quality, Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Latino Health Champions for Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Alliance for a Healthier Generation is sharing a series of stories a…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Ellen Ochoa: The First Latina Astronaut to Go into Space
In 1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina person in space. She logged nearly 1,000 hours in orbit across four space m…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Ángela Gutiérrez: What Éxito! Means to Me, a Latina PhD and Researcher
Dr. Ángela Gutiérrez has always been passionate about health disparities research. “I had previously worked on health di…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Cesar Chavez: A Hero Who Fought for the Rights of Latino Workers
For years, Latino farmworkers suffered at the hands of corrupt businesses who underpaid laborers and took advantage of s…Embracing Immigrants, Increasing Civic Engagement
Dolores Huerta: An American Latino Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist
Dolores Huerta taught us sí se puede—yes we can. This was Huerta’s rallying cry as she inspired Latino farm workers to d…Embracing Immigrants, Increasing Civic Engagement, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Gilberto Lopez: Combatting Vaccine Misinformation through Art
When Gilberto Lopez was visiting his family in California at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized his communi…Healthy Families & Schools
Elsada Wilson: Amid Breast Cancer, Finding Hope Through a Clinical Trial
Cancer is a tough, scary, life-threatening journey, especially for women of color. That is why researchers conduct clini…Clinical Trials
Elsada Wilson: En Medio del Cáncer de Seno, Encontré Esperanza a Través de un Estudio Clínico
El cáncer es un camino difícil, miedoso y peligroso para la vida, especialmente para las mujeres de color. Por esto es q…Cancer, Clinical Trials, Español