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Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Most of us try to live healthier lives, but we don’t always know how.That’s why health education is so important. Communities with strong health education services have fewer chronic illnesses and lower rates of obesity and substance abuse.So we are joining together to celebrate National Health Education Week from October […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

In July, a local restaurant owner called Esperança, sharing the story of an employee, Carlos, who recently had his left leg amputated following diabetes-related complications. Carlos has no insurance and the prosthetic would cost him $25,000 out of pocket. Looking to help her employee clearly in pain and struggling to […]

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Jose Needed Someone to Lean On, and Esperança Delivered

Jose Needed Someone to Lean On, and Esperança Delivered

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorAlthough we changed our classes to virtual and remain in constant interaction with our community, we do not get to have short conversations with participants after class as we would in-person. However, it was this week that I received a call from Jose, one […]

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COVID-19 Doesn’t Frighten this Cancer Warrior

COVID-19 Doesn’t Frighten this Cancer Warrior

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorWhen the COVID-19 pandemic started, the whole world went through a lot of changes. Our vulnerable communities were at most risk. People started getting sick, losing jobs, struggling to get food, or to find sustainability to keep up with their daily life/routine. We were […]

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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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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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A Birthday to Remember

A Birthday to Remember

Daniel Ramirez just celebrated his 13th birthday. Unfortunately, his day wasn’t spent running around with his friends and family in Nogales, Mexico.Daniel was born with cerebral palsy, an abnormal brain development that affects a person’s ability to control their muscles. For most of his life, Daniel has been carried place […]

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