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Womens Health Month – taking care of the caretakers

Womens Health Month – taking care of the caretakers

Submitted by: Jeri Royce, President & CEO While both men and women are susceptible to various health conditions, some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. Would it surprise you to hear that many women’s health conditions go undiagnosed and that most drug trials do not include female test […]

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Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

The household of Flora Agostinho Zimila has 8 members. Looking at this family’s living conditions a few months ago would surprise you… Esperança’s Community Health Activists witnessed some hard conditions upon their initial visit to Flora’s home. They did not have a “tarimba” (for lack of a Portuguese word to […]

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Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24

Every Kid Healthy Week, April 20-24

By Xochitl Wilson, Family Programs Manager In 2013, the Action for Healthy Kids organization created Every Kid Healthy Week as an annual observance to celebrate school health and wellness success. During this special week we would like to honor all school affiliates and their daily efforts throughout the school year. […]

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Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The solar system reminds us that, just as the Earth is not at the center of the Universe, neither are we humans the center of the Earth. We, along with the rest of the natural world, are all interconnected within the larger web of […]

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National Stress Awareness Day – April 16th

National Stress Awareness Day – April 16th

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO, Esperança RELAX!! Today, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day – designed to raise awareness of the stress we face as a normal part of life and, more importantly, create strategies for dealing with stress so we can live happier and more peaceful lives. […]

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World Health Worker Week – Thank you frontline workers!

World Health Worker Week – Thank you frontline workers!

Submitted by Esperança Intern and Public Health & Health Education Specialist Candidate at Arizona State University, Pearl AineNow more than ever, health workers are being recognized and given appreciation for all their hard work as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.This week, as Esperança celebrates World Health Worker Week, we […]

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World Health Day, April 7th: How to Get Involved and Raise Awareness

World Health Day, April 7th: How to Get Involved and Raise Awareness

With all eyes currently on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to lose focus on the ongoing health issues in the poorest communities of the world. These impoverished communities are miles from the nearest health professional and even further from the nearest fully-functioning hospital. World Health Day serves as a reminder of […]

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Staying Home-bound and Humble

Staying Home-bound and Humble

By Xochtil Wilson, Family Programs Manager In this time of uncertainty, we may be rushing out to buy toilet paper, paper towels, and some type of sanitizing solution. But in this chaotic haste are we forgetting to stay mindful and kind to those around us? Generosity may not be giving […]

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March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th – American Diabetes Alert Day

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO There is much uncertainty and concern in our world today about COVID-19. One thing we are not uncertain about is the impact and seriousness of diabetes on the American public broadly, and specifically on the communities in which Esperança serves. Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 […]

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