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Faces of the United States

Elijah’s Healthy Smile

Elijah (8) and his sister Kira (6) participate in Native American Connections’ free daycare program for low-income residents. It was here that Esperança provided vital intervention – oral health education – that has the power to save the teeth and overall health of Elijah, Kira and their friends in the […]

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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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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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What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

When his wife died a year ago, Miguel and his children were devastated. And it would be tough enough to become a widowed father — but Miguel’s health was precarious. He was overweight … pre-diabetic … with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He was going to need heart bypass […]

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Hope on Four Wheels

Through Esperança’s virtual health education classes, our educators were introduced to Gabriela.On normal days, Gabriela was a steadfast single mother of three. She works hard cleaning houses seven days a week so that her children can afford a better life.The day we met Gabriela was not a normal day.Her 10-year-old […]

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Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Most of us try to live healthier lives, but we don’t always know how.That’s why health education is so important. Communities with strong health education services have fewer chronic illnesses and lower rates of obesity and substance abuse.So we are joining together to celebrate National Health Education Week from October […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

In July, a local restaurant owner called Esperança, sharing the story of an employee, Carlos, who recently had his left leg amputated following diabetes-related complications. Carlos has no insurance and the prosthetic would cost him $25,000 out of pocket. Looking to help her employee clearly in pain and struggling to […]

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