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 come from the communities they serve. Classes are held in community centers, schools, and HUD housing facilities to ensure maximum participation by eliminating unnecessary travel.
In order to make a more significant impact, our model is to partner with medical and dental providers, school districts, community resource 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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