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Introducing “I Choose Wellness”

Introducing “I Choose Wellness”

Submitted by: Alejandra Ruiz, MPH, Youth Program Manager Greetings From Esperança’s Youth Program Manager My name is Alejandra Ruiz and I am excited to join the Esperança team leading our youth-focused health programs, I Choose Wellness and Learning with a Smile. I am passionate about creating relationships to bring forth […]

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National Toothache Day | February 9

National Toothache Day | February 9

Submitted by Luis Placencia, Marketing Associate As a child, the dentist was always my arch-nemesis, particularly when it came to treating my toothaches. Four molar extractions and wisdom teeth later, I can’t stop flossing even the tiniest specks off my teeth, which is understandable given the value of our teeth. They […]

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World Cancer Day | February 4

World Cancer Day | February 4

Submitted by Luis Placencia, Marketing Associate Cancer will likely have an influence on all of us during our lifetimes. As a result, World Cancer Day, observed on February 4, is a significant day for raising awareness about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day events, launched in 2008 by […]

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Common Myths About Donating Blood | National Blood Donor Month

Common Myths About Donating Blood | National Blood Donor Month

Submitted by Tami Bohannon, Chief Advancement Officer Valentine’s Day is coming and I’m sure just reading those words made you think of hearts and flowers!  I am hoping #NationalBloodDonorMonth – which we celebrate every January — will make you think about and thank your heart – which is an essential […]

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Esperança Breaks Ground on Community Garden in Phoenix

Esperança Breaks Ground on Community Garden in Phoenix

Volunteers of all ages gathered to get their hands dirty in building and planting Phoenix’s newest community garden in support of Esperança. For 21 years, the Phoenix-based nonprofit has been uniquely positioned as a leader in delivering health education and services to Arizona’s most vulnerable and underserved Latino youth, adults, […]

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International Men’s Day 2021

International Men’s Day 2021

Submitted by Luis Placencia, Public Ally/Marketing Associate November 19th is the worldwide day to celebrate the positive value men bring to the world, their families, and communities. Now celebrated in more than 90 countries worldwide, International Men’s Day is gaining traction and deepening understanding of issues pertaining to men. One of […]

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Access to Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes Care Could Mean the Difference

Access to Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes Care Could Mean the Difference

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorDid you know that diabetes affects 1.5 million people in the United States each year? November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and an important reminder to all at risk for this chronic disease.Diabetes is a chronic health disease in which the pancreas does not […]

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Hungry for the Holidays? Not with Esperança.

Hungry for the Holidays? Not with Esperança.

When you get up in the morning, what are your first thoughts?Maria used to wake up feeling tired, and go through the whole day in a state of grinding fatigue and worry. Her mind raced between thoughts of where her next meal would come from and pain and discomfort from […]

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Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

More than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and more than 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Diabetes is a deadly disease that often results in poor quality of life if gone untreated.Unfortunately, it is also more prevalent in minority groups than in other segments of the population. This is a health equity […]

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A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

In March of 2021 Lorena was at the end of her rope… for 7 years she had lived with diabetes, but speaking limited English had received no support as to how to manage her condition. She gained weight, felt fatigued and was at the mercy of her fluctuating blood sugar […]

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