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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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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 n…Healthcare Access
Dr. Heyman Oo treated a lot of traumatized child immigrants while a pediatric resident at Zuckerberg San Francisco Gener…Healthcare Access, Trauma & ACES
As an avid cyclist, Brian Pearson loved riding the new $8 million hike-and-bike trail in his town of Fall River, Mass. (…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy & Cohesive Cultures, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Increasing Civic Engagement, Transportation & Mobility
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