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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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High-schoolers Samantha Almaraz and Pablo Ramirez see many classmates who struggle with hunger and poverty in the 85% La…Education, Healthy Food
For over 100 days in 1996, Melanie Cambron experienced migraines so severe she couldn’t leave her home. Other maladies s…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Kids have fun when they ride bikes. They also get needed physical activity. But did you know that riding a bike can aid…Transportation & Mobility
Media producers Joseph Smooke and Dyan Ruiz have seen the harsh impact of unaffordable housing on Latino families in San…Housing
Equitable transportation that is safe, affordable, and reliable can boost a person’s health and social mobility. But too…Transportation & Mobility
Crystal Jankowski ran the faucet in her hospital room for 12 hours straight the day she gave birth — all in hopes that t…Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Water
Juan Tarango of Tempe, Arizona, has been an avid cyclist for over 30 years. For him, it’s about exploring, exploring his…Education, Transportation & Mobility
Dr. Colleen Bridger knows the devastating effects of childhood trauma, from risky behavior to bad grades, to even chroni…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
At the end of her life, Samarys Seguinot-Medina hopes to say she made the world a safer place to live for the children i…Chemical & Toxic Exposure
Magnolia Park is one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in Houston’s East End. Unfortunately, its 17,800 residents live…Healthy Food