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Faces of the United States

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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Brain Injury Awareness Month

In 2010, after six years of experience in the nursing field, Carolyn Huang graduated with a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She quickly found a job pursuing her passion for healthcare at a pain management facility in Fort Mojave, AZ. Unfortunately for Carolyn, a pre-existing condition was about […]

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Imelda is a Survivor. Now, She Has Her Dignity Back.

Imelda is a vibrant, cheerful senior. Other than using a walker to get around Casa Pedro Ruiz Senior Center, you would guess that she is a perfectly healthy elderly woman. But in reality, Imelda is a survivor. A survivor of both ovarian and skin cancer. Most recently, she is a […]

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International Volunteer Day

Every December 5th on International Volunteer Day we celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. As many of our fellow nonprofit organizations do, Esperança thrives on the power of skilled, passionate volunteers.  Whether it be internationally or right here in Phoenix, dedicated ambassadors are in abundance at Esperança. The epitome […]

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National Rural Health Day

By Emiliano Espino, Community Health EducatorIn the healthcare field and the disparities therein, we are constantly talking about how to improve the delivery of health services. Unfortunately, policy and services are focused mainly on the improvement of these amenities in urban areas and cities. Too often are those in rural […]

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7 Life-Changing Benefits of Donating and Doing Volunteer Work

More people are doing volunteer work in the US than ever before!The latest volunteer statistics are as mind-blowing as they are heart-warming:Well over 77 million Americans volunteered for one cause or another last year. In total, they racked up 6.9 billion hours of volunteer work, which equated to around $167 billion […]

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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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Going Blue for World Diabetes Day

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recognizes November 14th as World Diabetes Day, and the focus for 2019 is Family and Diabetes. According to the IDF, 1 in 11 people are living with diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent form of the condition, […]

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