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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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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
Edison High School students, families and community members partner with school officials to open school’s new lighted t…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Jalapenos, cilantro, garlic—“The Mexican culture cooks a lot of vegetables in meals and everything has to be hot,” said…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
“It’s hard to engage the average youth in something where there is no choice.” That’s what Kymberly Lacrosse, a communit…Healthy Food
What are you eating for lunch? Snack food may be the quickest—and unhealthiest—choice. In Santa Cruz County, California,…Healthy Food