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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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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

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!

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

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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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

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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