Mother of four helping to transform education in Eastern Coachella Valley

Sandra Ramirez joined the Schools Action Team to take an active role in the health of her children and her community. By helping to organize initiatives to support social determinants of health — like education — she feels she’s also encouraging her peers to get involved. “A lot of people feel like they are not deserving of […]

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Breathtaking: asthma and the social determinants of health

Darcell Harrison never knew how serious asthma could be until his teens, when his cousin, unable to breathe, frightened the whole family with repeated trips to the emergency room. With a little research, he discovered that asthma is not only a leading factor in hospitalization of children, but that minority children are disproportionately affected – by a lot. Black and Puerto Rican children […]

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