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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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What are you eating for lunch? Snack food may be the quickest—and unhealthiest—choice. In Santa Cruz County, California,…Healthy Food
Healthy nutritional standards are vital for school districts, but the Wenatchee School District in Washington wasn’t pro…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Parent organization Real Food for Kids (RFFK) aims to improve the nutritional quality of food served at the public schoo…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
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
Latinos are the largest minority group in Anderson, a small city in northern California’s Shasta County. Already heavily…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
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
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 working with the Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC) participated in an asset mapping project, in a La…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
A housing agency advocate, fueled by locally targeted research and focus groups of homeowners, creates policy to include…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Having limited resources, partnerships and community involvement played a key role in transforming old train tracks into…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities