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Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Community-Centered Care The core of Esperança’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Esperança’s health education classes or surgical trips but the medical supply donation program as well. Esperança acts as a bridge […]

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Introducing Esperança’s Nutrition Coaching Program

Introducing Esperança’s Nutrition Coaching Program

My name is Elena Gonzalez, and I am Esperança’s first Nutrition Coach. I am thrilled to be a part of the Esperança team leading our new Nutrition Coaching Program! I am passionate about building client-centered relationships and improving my client’s outlook on food and the impact it has on health. […]

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Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

By Maria Valenzuela, Senior Program Director Día de las Madres is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries every year on May 10th. Next to Christmas day, May 10th is the second most celebrated holiday by Latinos. Growing up with Mexican roots, May 10th was a day most of us […]

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Delivering HOPE Door-to-Door

Delivering HOPE Door-to-Door

Keeping tabs on your health is important, but sometimes language barriers can get in the way of seeking out preventative health screenings.Esperança is stepping into the gap, helping 200 Hispanic community members in Arizona schedule and keep track of the appointments that keep them safe and healthy.When Erasno started missing […]

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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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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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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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