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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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Healthy food activists Erick Kornacki and Joseph Teipel have a phrase to call the 81% Latino neighborhood of Westwood in…Healthcare Access, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sit and wait. That’s what most people do at bus stops. Robert de León Robert de León, a business management analyst with…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Growing up in Texas, Cameron Allen knew he wanted to be a teacher. How could Allen be the best teacher possible in Texas…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Everything is bigger in Texas. Especially “mums”—those big, flashy, expensive corsages of colorful streamers, bells, and…Education, Mental Health
The streetcar is back along the Texas-Mexico border, thanks to a Latino man’s brilliant “fake” ad campaign. Peter Svarzb…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Transportation & Mobility
Latinos face many barriers to health care, including language differences; complex and confusing documents and processes…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food
Alma Galvez was sick of seeing a growing number of overweight Latino child patients at her clinic in Minneapolis, Minn….Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Dr. Kathy Fletcher knows the first three years of a child’s life are critical for preparing kids to grow and mature into…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Kori Eberle calls early and steady prenatal care the “best gift a baby can receive” for healthy early childhood developm…Healthy Families & Schools, Maternal & Child Health