Get inspired by our Salud Hero stories and videos, which show real champions of change who drive policies and environments for health equity in families, schools and communities!
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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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
A brain aneurysm changed the life of María Emilce López forever—for the better. While a grad student at the University o…Education, Healthcare Access
For 30 years, a group of small community health centers have provided primary healthcare to residents in Maricopa County…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
Hannah Lieder, foster mother and founder of Minneapolis Swims, has been working since 2010 to keep open the local Philli…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Stephen Lucke’s life forever when he took a college nutrition class. Lucke, an aspiring doctor who was studying biochemi…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Barbara Berger was more than concerned—she was downright worried about the growing weight and health of her students. Th…Education, Healthy Food
Water isn’t magic, but it can help you stay hydrated, control calories, and fuel muscles. But Latino kids don’t drink en…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water