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Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income neighborhood suffer more disease, less access to health care, and live 33 years less than people in a wealthy area just 2.7 miles away. He saw doctors treating illnesses, not addressing prevention or social ...
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In 2009 Douglas Johnson, the new principal at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. (10.5% Lat…Green & Active Spaces
Bishop Jose Torres, a father of three girls who plays volleyball in his spare time, was concerned about the lack of heal…Healthcare Access
In Florida, access to healthy food may be greater than 10 miles for some families. In addition to not getting healthy op…Healthy Food
In the past 10 years, the Thomas Kelly High School girls’ soccer team has been one of the winningest teams in Chicago bu…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
How can one family have an impact on reducing obesity in their school and beyond? Just look at the Surani sisters of Cor…Education, Healthy Food
In 2010, the predominantly Latino city of Corpus Christi, Texas, was labeled the “fattest city in the nation” by Men’s H…Education, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sarah Cantril started the Huerto de la Familia program to focus on boosting health equity by helping Latino families liv…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools