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Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security. Many of these individuals and families don’t access to enough food. But for some, the issue is not […]

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Cataract Awareness Month: Progress in Peru

Cataract Awareness Month: Progress in Peru

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director June marks Cataract Awareness Month in the United States, but many may wonder why it exists in the first place. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., with an estimated 25 million Americans aged 40 and older suffering from […]

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Esperança Launches Lifestyle Coaching Program

Esperança Launches Lifestyle Coaching Program

Esperança has long been a voice for health equity around Arizona, providing culturally appropriate preventative health education to Latino families around the state.In 2021, our team of community health educators launched the Lifestyle Coaching Program, 12 sessions over the course of 4 months designed for individuals who are at high […]

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Family Health and Fitness Day 2021

Family Health and Fitness Day 2021

Submitted by Alexia Vega, Community Health Educator
2020 showed us all that there is no better time to focus on your family’s health and wellbeing. The pandemic caused for gym closures, inactivity, overeating, and studies have also shown that it has negatively affected children’s mental health. On this Family Health

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Her life was hanging by a thread…

Her life was hanging by a thread…

Her life was hanging by a thread. Literally.Modesta, a 56-year-old widow and mother of 5, lives in an impoverished region of Nicaragua. She cannot read or write. Since her husband’s death 3 years ago, she has struggled to keep herself and her children fed. She tries to gather corn and […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Submitted by: Valeria Lopez, Community Health Educator“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – UnknownAs time progresses and […]

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How Sustainable Community Development Can Have Global Impact

How Sustainable Community Development Can Have Global Impact

When it comes to taking care of the human race, many of us have taken steps to solve the problems that threaten equity for all people. Matters like global warming and international food crises have taken center stage over the past few years, and countless measures have been taken on local, state, […]

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Mom’s Health this Mother’s Day

Mom’s Health this Mother’s Day

Submitted by: Tatumn Zale, Development AssistantLaundry. Cooking for the family. Empathy. Tidying the house. Caretaker. It’s no wonder moms are so happy when they have the house to themselves for a weekend!It is the story we hear all the time: Mom has prioritized her energy to caring for the others […]

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