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Faces of the United States

What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

When his wife died a year ago, Miguel and his children were devastated. And it would be tough enough to become a widowed father — but Miguel’s health was precarious. He was overweight … pre-diabetic … with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He was going to need heart bypass […]

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Hope on Four Wheels

Through Esperança’s virtual health education classes, our educators were introduced to Gabriela.On normal days, Gabriela was a steadfast single mother of three. She works hard cleaning houses seven days a week so that her children can afford a better life.The day we met Gabriela was not a normal day.Her 10-year-old […]

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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

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

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

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

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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International Day of Families is May 15th – here’s how you can observe

Submitted by: Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The United Nations recognizes the family as the basic “unit” of society, although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their […]

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