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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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A few years ago, San Antonio City Council member Rey Saldaña tried his own transportation experiment. He ditched his car…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Police came to four-year-old Fatimah Muhammad’s house in Newark, N.J. (34% Latino), after an altercation between her par…Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Families & Schools, Overcoming Harmful Biases, Trauma & ACES
Latino youth are facing a rising diabetes crisis. Many lack support needed to manage their disease. That’s why Dr. Sirip…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Minerva Perez hates bullies. In elementary school, Perez did not like when bullies picked on her friends. She became the…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Sylvia Lopez knows low-income mothers need lots of support in South Texas and San Antonio. Lopez knows the research that…Maternal & Child Health
Cam Juarez knows the bad stats. Latinos are just 2% of visitors to Saguaro National Park, despite being 40% of the popul…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Getting Latinos to go and see a primary care provider is hard enough. Even when they reach a doctor, many families get f…Healthy Families & Schools
Evelyn Brito went to buy some vegetables for her 2-year-old daughter, but was stunned to find no fresh produce in her lo…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Cam Juarez didn’t want people to be disappointed, again. Years ago, a city project failed to deliver a promised new pede…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Omar Gonzalez and many of his neighbors love playing nightly pick-up soccer games on the fields at Harriet Tubman Elemen…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities