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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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Health Equity: Understanding and Identifying the Root Causes of Inequalities

Health Equity: Understanding and Identifying the Root Causes of Inequalities

Are you a medical professional or a community activist? Just passionate about public health?You may already have first-hand knowledge of disparities within your local community, but have you considered how health inequities come to be in the first place?The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion seeks health equity. […]

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Minority Health Month – A Q&A with Maria Valenzuela

Minority Health Month – A Q&A with Maria Valenzuela

Maria Valenzuela has been serving the Hispanic community in Arizona with Esperança since 2000. In that time, she has created nationally recognized preventative health curriculum and was asked to speak about her work in front of the United States Congress, has presented at two World Health Organization (WHO) global forums […]

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