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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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Kids at Westwood Elementary School in Houston lacked programs to keep them active after classes ended each day. Samuel K…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
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
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
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