Esperança in Phoenix
Esperança’s Phoenix Program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults, creating true social change. In these communities, where 64 percent of kindergartners have been inflicted with untreated tooth decay and over 47 percent suffer from obesity, poverty and health disparities, children are often caught in the cycle of inter-generational poor health.
Esperança’s bilingual and bi-cultural Community Health Educators embrace these individuals and use the barriers present in their communities as spring boards from which to implement programming that speaks directly to those served.
In order to make a more significant impact, our model is to partner with medical and dental providers, schools, community centers, churches and other community groups who share our mission, values, and principles. By providing preventative health education in conjunction with community based organizations, the efforts of all organizations can be leveraged to make the biggest impact in the communities we serve.
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