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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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Hispanics make up almost half of the total population in Houston and many live in areas that lack easy access to grocery…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Woodburn, Oregon, is a small, mostly Latino town south of Portland that’s miles away from a full-service supermarket. Th…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
In El Paso, a largely Latino city located at the southwestern tip of Texas near the Mexico border, the Latino cultural i…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Obesity rates have nearly doubled over the past 15 years in Nebraska. The youth obesity rate in Douglas County, which in…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sugary drinks are a large component of added calories in the American diet. Latino kids have increased their consumption…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
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