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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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Dr. Janet Houser wants her Regis University in Denver to “make a difference in the world” for better health. Dr. Janet H…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools, Housing
When San Antonio native Shirley Gonzales earned a business degree years ago, she immediately went to work to find new lo…Healthcare Access, Housing
George Block has fought for children for a long time. When Block saw disadvantaged kids not able to swim at local pools…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
“I hear demons telling me to be bad.” “I need my medicine to calm down.” “Mom has a new boyfriend, but that’s okay cause…Education, Mental Health
When he was a kid, Rey Saldaña couldn’t swim. His family couldn’t afford lessons. So Saldaña was a little scared as he a…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
John Hernandez coached football in three disadvantaged school districts in Texas. When a player missed practice, Hernand…Healthy Families & Schools, Trauma & ACES
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