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Profesionales de la salud aclaran dudas y contestan preguntas sobre el COVID-19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 28 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Desde el regreso a clases, uso de mascarillas y cómo frenar los contagios, el Dr. Alfredo Mena Lora, Dr. Federico Herrera y la Dra. Marina Del Ríos dialogarán con nuestra reportera Hilda Gutiérrez de Telemundo Chicago Investiga y responderán las principales preguntas sobre el coronavirus.
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Negocios Now "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" 2020
Media
: Negocios Now
Date: July 23, 2020
Description: Esperanza Chief Operations Officer, Carmen Vergara, and pediatrician, Dr. Federico Herrera, are part of this year's "Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago" 2020 from Negocios Now. Every year, Negocios Now recognizes influential Hispanic community members that display leadership and impact across various sectors. This year, Carmen and Dr. Herrera were recognized for their hard work and dedication in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Coronavirus mask donations dwindle. Group puts out call for more face coverings for new moms
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: July 17, 2020
Description: When the coronavirus crisis hit Illinois, many people began firing up their sewing machines to make face coverings for themselves and to donate. Organizations across Chicago received donations. But now, it seems, mask-making fatigue might have set in while there is still a need for donations.
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Trabajadores Latinos en alto riesgo de contraer COVID-19
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 17 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Los expertos aseguran que los trabajadores Latinos, en su mayoria considerados esenciales, son los más afectados en medio de las reaperturas y el resurgimiento de casos de COVID-19.
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El abuso de los opioides, una crisis que va en aumento entre los hispanos en Chicago
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 1 de julio del 2020
Descripción: Las más recientes estadísticas del Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago indican que las muertes por sobredosis han aumentado en un 67%, siendo la comunidad latina una de las más afectadas.
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Advierten sobre nuevos síntomas del COVID-19 y aumento de contagios entre jóvenes
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 29 de junio del 2020
Descripción: En Chicago, autoridades exhortan a las personas a realizarse sin importar su estatus migratorio anuncian la apertura de varios laboratorios móviles, incluyendo uno en Pilsen.
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On the Record with Carmen Vergara, COO of Esperanza Health Centers
Media: Health News Illinois
Date: June 26, 2020
Description: Three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations announced last week they will collaborate on ways to address health disparities in the city’s minority communities and ensure greater health equity. Among the organizations that signed off on the letter was Esperanza Health Centers. Chief Operations Officer Carmen Vergara said it was a necessary step to expand the conversation about health disparities and to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest.
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Chicago healthcare organizations band together to take action on systemic racism in healthcare
Media
: Newswire
Date: June 19, 2020
Description: Calling systemic racism a public health crisis, three dozen Chicago healthcare organizations are pledging to do more to overcome health disparities in minority communities and ensure greater health equity across the city.
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As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Illinois’ Latino Communities, So Do Fears of Undercounting
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: June 19, 2020
Description: To date, more than 44,000 cases labeled “Hispanic” on the Illinois Department of Public Health dashboard account for about 33% of all cases of the virus in Illinois. Hispanics and Latinos represent about 17% of the state’s population. In Chicago, Latinos represent about 29% of the population, but account for 44% of cases per the city’s data portal. Now, as Latino communities scramble to understand why the coronavirus has hit them so hard, they’re calling upon elected officials to do more to help reverse the trend of rising infection rates.
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"Tuve la suerte de poder aislarme”: médico que se recuperó del coronavirus cuenta su experiencia
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 12 de junio del 2020
Descripción: El doctor Federico Herrera contrajo la enfermedad y asegura que su caso fue de leve a moderado, con síntomas como fiebre y dolor corporal. “Tuve una muy poca sintomatología pulmonar, por suerte no llegó a ser nada grave como uno escucha a veces”, afirma.
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Could Massive George Floyd Protests Lead To A Resurgence Of COVID-19 Cases In Chicago?
Media
: WBEZ Chicago
Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Public health officials said they won’t know for weeks whether this weekend’s mass protests caused a spike in coronavirus cases in Chicago and qualify as a so-called “super-spread” event, where one infected person sets off a chain reaction infecting many more. Super-spread events are associated with explosive growth early on in an outbreak, according to a study by the CDC.
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‘It’s scary knowing that I can be the one to give my parents the virus,’ high schooler says
Media
: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: May 29, 2020
Description: About 3,200 Latinos under 20 years old have tested positive for COVID-19 in Illinois. Meanwhile, fewer than 900 African Americans and 700 white people under 20 have tested positive. The virus is hitting young Latinos at a rate of one in 250 compared with one in 565 African Americans and one in 3,065 white people younger than 20.
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Why are Latinx neighborhoods in the Southwest Side feeling the brunt of COVID-19 diagnoses in Chicago?
Media
: South Side Weekly
Date: May 27, 2020
Description: If you look at a map of confirmed coronavirus cases in Chicago, the Southwest Side is very clearly suffering. Neighborhoods such as Pilsen, Brighton Park, Little Village, and Back of the Yards are colored in a deep, dark blue—on the South Side, both case rates and number of confirmed cases are the highest in the city, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Many of these neighborhoods are over eighty percent “Hispanic,” following the national trend of hard-hit Latinx communities.
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Recomendaciones de seguridad para llevar a tus hijos al pediatra en tiempos del coronavirus
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 19 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Los expertos aseguran que se debe consultar con los centros médicos qué tipo de medidas y restricciones están tomando, porque en algunos lugares las consultas se están haciendo virtualmente. Sin embargo, si la visita es presencial, recomiendan siempre el uso de mascarillas y evitar pasar mucho tiempo en las salas de espera.
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Avoiding The ER: A Dangerous Side Effect Of The Pandemic
Media
: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Date: May 15, 2020
Description: A WBEZ analysis of 911 calls, medical examiners' records and interviews with hospitals, neighborhood clinics and patients has revealed a dramatic drop in people seeking care. The number of people who would typically show up in emergency rooms for heart attacks and strokes, for example, are down significantly. And the number of deaths with unidentified causes, and deaths tied to heart disease, have been on the rise since the pandemic began.
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'People are really suffering': Black and Latino communities help their own amid coronavirus crisis
Media
: USA Today
Date: May 9, 2020
Description: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on black and Latino communities, black and Latino churches, advocacy groups and civil rights activists have ramped up efforts to help their own, filling in gaps where they say the federal government and even some local governments have fallen short.
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Ask Dr. Arwady
Media
: Facebook Live
Date: May 7, 2020
Description: Carmen Vergara, chief operations officer, joined Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner, live to answer questions about coronavirus.
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‘Impresionante’ el contagio de coronavirus entre latinos de Chicago, autoridades suman esfuerzos para atacarlo
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Fecha: 7 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: La alcaldesa de Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, creará equipos para abordar un aumento "impresionante" en los casos de coronavirus entre la población latina de la ciudad, dijo el miércoles.
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Los esfuerzos de las autoridades en Illinois para mitigar la propagación del coronavirus entre los latinos
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 7 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: El gobernador JB Pritzker aseguró que deben ser equitativos en la respuesta de salud, que la comunidad hispana es parte del estado y que ampliarán sus trabajos para atenderla. Los latinos son los más afectados por el virus en Illinois.
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Hospitales y clínicas comunitarias de Chicago en la primera línea contra la pandemia de coronavirus
Media: La Raza
Fecha: 6 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Hospitales y clínicas comunitarias que atienden a minorías en el norte y sur de Chicago se han convertido en lugares clave para la realización de pruebas de diagnóstico coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Cases More Than Double In Chicago’s Latino Community
Media
: Block Club Chicago
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: The city’s Latino community is facing a surge in coronavirus cases, officials said Wednesday. Just a month ago, the Latino community accounted for 14 percent of cases and 19 percent of deaths in Chicago. But Latino people now account for 37 percent of Chicago’s COVID-19 cases and 25 percent of the city’s deaths in cases where a person’s race or ethnicity was known, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a press conference.
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Mayor Lightfoot Sends Teams to Address "Breathtaking" Number of Coronavirus Cases in Chicago's Latino Community
Media
: Chicago Tribune
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will create teams to address a "breathtaking" spike in coronavirus cases among the city's Latino population, she said in a Wednesday news conference.
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¿Me pueden cobrar por hacerme la prueba del coronavirus? Una experta resuelve esta y otras preguntas
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 6 de mayo del 2020
Descripción: Carmen Vergara, directora de operaciones de Esperanza Health Centers, aseguró que este centro no cobra por tomar la muestra. Sin embargo, explicó que los centros médicos tienen su propia autonomía en este tema en caso de que deban hospitalizar a pacientes que dan positivo en covid-19 y tengan que recibir un tratamiento especial.
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Racial Equity Rapid Response Team Press Conference
Media
: City of Chicago Mayor's Office
Date: May 6, 2020
Description: Carmen Vergara, chief operations officer, joins Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH to provide an update on the latest efforts to mitigate the racialized outcomes in Latinx communities of COVID-19. Carmen's remarks in English and Spanish begin at the 35-minute mark.
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Illinois: Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la orden de usar cubrebocas
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 29 de abril del 2020
Descripción: A partir del 1 de mayo, será un requisito usar cubrebocas en lugares públicos en el estado de Illinois. Aquí te explicamos cómo sacarle el máximo para protegerte del coronavirus.
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COVID-19 Across Chicago: Brighton Park
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: April 23, 2020
Description: On the city’s Southwest Side, a troubling situation has gotten worse as the coronavirus pandemic has intensified. Because many residents of Brighton Park and surrounding areas such as Gage Park, West Lawn and Archer Heights subsist on low-wage jobs, the pandemic has exacerbated existing problems.
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New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Little Village, Will Be Available To All Regardless Of Immigration Status
Media
: CBS 2 Chicago
Date: April 22, 2020
Description: A new COVID-19 testing site has opened in Little Village, Illinois state Sen. Celina Villanueva announced Wednesday. Other COVID-19 testing sites in that general area include Esperanza Health Centers at 2001 S. California Ave. and 4700 S. California Ave.
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Exigen investigar demolición en planta de carbón Crawford que cubrió de polvo hogares en La Villita
Media:
La Raza
Fecha: 15 de abril del 2020
Descripción: Organizadores comunitarios, ambientalistas y residentes exigen se investigue la implosión, que consideraron imprudente en tiempos en que se lucha contra la pandemia del coronavirus.
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Alumbramientos con restricciones en Illinois por coronavirus
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 13 de abril del 2020
Descripción: Consejos de una madre de un recién nacido en IL y de los expertos del campo de salud.
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COVID Heroes on the Front Line - in a Tent
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 13, 2020
Description: Perfect partnership: A medical assistant and her doctor make sure they’re there for patients. Theirs is the next tale in our ongoing series spotlighting the heroes of the COVID-19 fight.
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Local Health Centers React to COVID-19 Grants
Media
: WSILTV
Date: April 9, 2020
Description: Community health centers throughout Illinois are now getting new funds from the CARE Act to help with their COVID-19 response. Forty-five centers around the state are expected to share $52 million. The coronavirus stimulus package provides much-needed funding for health centers to continue serving the community.
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¿Cómo funciona la telemedicina y qué importancia tiene en medio de la pandemia del coronavirus?
Media:
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 1 de abril del 2020
Descripción: La doctora Axa Anaya asegura que la telemedicina es un servicio de salud en el que se brindan consultas a través de teléfono o videollamadas y los pacientes tienen la oportunidad de interactuar con los médicos. La experta afirma que no todos los pacientes son candidatos para esta modalidad, pues hay casos que tienen que ser examinados en persona.
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Telemedicina en Chicago: habla con un médico sin salir de casa
Media:
Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 24 de marzo del 2020
Descripción: En medio de la emergencia por el coronavirus y la orden de quedarse en casa muchas personas comienzan a utilizar la Telemedicina para comunicarse con sus doctores y recibir tratamiento sin tener que salir de casa.
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Crackdown on Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits Takes Effect
Media:
Associated Press
Date: February 25, 2020
Description: Advocates say new guidelines that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits is prompting droves of immigrants to drop government social services.
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Chicago's Latinx Community Struggles to Find Answers to Mental Health
Media: Medill Reports Chicago
Date: February 20, 2020
Description: Many other people in Chicago’s Little Village community live like Aleman, but don’t know where to turn for treatment. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed six of the 12 mental health clinics run by the Chicago Department of Public Health in 2012, including one in the Back of the Yards, another Latinx community.
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Biblioteca abandonada en La Villita será remodelada para convertirse en un centro de ayuda para inmigrantes
Media:
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 14 de febrero de 2020
Descripción: Se espera que para el 2021 la estructura, la cual no ha sido utilizada desde el 2009, sea totalmente adecuada para que la organización Latinos Progresando emprenda sus labores de asistencia y asesoramiento a inmigrantes allí. Los trabajos de transformación del edificio tendrán un costo aproximado a los dos millones de dólares.
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Shuttered Little Village Library Would Be Turned Into Community Center Under Nonprofit’s Plan
Media:
Block Club Chicago
Date: February 13, 2020
Description: After raising $2 million, a Little Village nonprofit is on track with its plan to convert an abandoned library into an office and community space. Esperanza Health [Centers] and the Lincoln Park Zoo will rent out space in the building as well.
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Increasing Mental Health Services On Chicago's Southwest Side
Media: 
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Date: February 10, 2020
Description: Fifteen years ago, Esperanza opened its doors to address the lack of accessible health services in the community on Chicago's Southwest Side. Since then, one of the organization’s main goals has focused on closing the gap in access to mental health care in the area. Reset checks in with Esperanza President & CEO, Dan Fulwiler, and another local community center on how they’re increasing mental health services on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
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Esperanza Health Centers Among Nationwide Winners for Challenge
Media:
Lawndale News
Date: January 16, 2020
Description: Esperanza Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center that operates four primary care clinics on Chicago’s Southwest Side, was recently named a 2019 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge winner by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Five Architectural Standouts that Rose Above the Rest in 2019
Media: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: December 6, 2019
Description: These new buildings enhanced the look and character of the neighborhoods around them this year — some of them in surprising ways. A bright orange slash runs along 47th Street, on a Brighton Park corner where Esperanza Health Centers opened its gleaming new health and wellness clinic in May.
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Esperanza Health Increases Staff of Nurse Practitioners
Media: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Program Director Gillian Connolly, APRN, FNP-C, spoke with NBC Chicago's Sabrina Santucci about how our Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Training Program allows us to train a new generation of providers, while our fellows, Angelina Bravo and Melissa Martinez, share their experiences in the program.
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Esperanza Brighton Park Featured on The Ñ Beat
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: October 6, 2019
Description: The Ñ Beat is an Emmy award-winning half-hour show that turns the spotlight on Chicago's vibrant Latino community! This episode featured our brand new health center in Brighton Park and our mission to deliver health and hope to Chicago's underserved communities.
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New Chicago-Area Program Helps Women Get Free Birth Control
Media: NBC 5 Chicago
Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Dr. Kristina Pontarelli, women's health provider, sat down with NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz to talk about Esperanza's involvement with Juno4Me, a new program that helps our patients get free birth control.
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Senador Durbin exige medidas agresivas contra cigarrillos electrónicos
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 9 de septiembre de 2019
Descripción: Anita Mendoza, CNM, proveedora de salud de mujer, habló con Jorge DeSantiago de Telemundo Chicago sobre los peligros de los cigarrillos electrónicos.
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Community Groups Hold Workshop in Brighton Park to Better Protect Immigrant Families
Media: 
Chicago Sun-Times
Date: September 6, 2019
Description: Esperanza welcomed Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García to our Brighton Park health center for a discussion about the new Public Charge rule and what steps they're taking in Washington to limit its impact on our communities.
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Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants
Media: Associated Press
Date: August 18, 2019
Description: Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, pediatrician, and Jessica Boland, LSCW, Director of Behavioral Health, discussed the expected rise in poor health and costs in our communities because of the new Public Charge rule.
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Consejos y preparativos para el regreso a clases en Chicago
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 14 de agosto de 2019
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Karla Leal de Telemundo Chicago sobre consejos y preparativos para el regreso a clases.
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The Baxter International Foundation and Direct Relief Launch Program to Improve Diabetes Care in Underserved Communities
Media
: BusinessWire
Date: August 21, 2019
Description: Esperanza was named a Transformative Innovation Award in Community Health 2019 winner to support our Nurse-Led Insulin Titration Program, which offers our patients an innovative way to manage their diabetes.
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Pritzker firma proyecto de ley que finaliza la acumulación de solicitudes de Medicaid
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 5 de agosto de 2019
Descripción: El Gobernador JB Pritzker firmó un proyecto de ley en nuesto centro de salud en Brighton Park que ayudará a solucionar fallas dentro del sistema de Medicaid en el estado de Illinois.
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Esperanza President & CEO Dan Fulwiler named a Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executive
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: August 2, 2019
Description: Dan Fulwiler, President & CEO, was named a 2019 Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain's Chicago, which highlights the depth and breadth of LGBTQ involvement, service, and leadership throughout the Chicagoland area.
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Threat of ICE Raids Can Cause PTSD, Mental Health Expert Says
Media
: ABC 7 Chicago
Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Jessica Boland, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, sat down with ABC 7's Craig Wall to discuss the mental health impacts of nationwide ICE raids.
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Community Healthcare Pediatrician Nahiris Bahamón is Living Her Dream
Media
: Start TV
Date: July 11, 2019
Description: Dr. Nahiris Bahamón, pediatrician, was featured on Start TV's My Start Story, a segment that showcases women from all walks of life who work to change the world in their own way.
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Dr. Nahiris Bahamón Featured in Engage Magazine
Media
: Engage
Date: June 19, 2019
Description: Dr. Nahiris Bahamón, pediatrician, was featured in Engage, a College of DuPage magazine, and discussed the skills she learned at College of DuPage that have helped her successful medical career.
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Crain's People on the Move: Melanie Tan
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: May 27, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, Melanie Tan, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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Inauguran nuevo centro médico en Brighton Park
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 18 de mayo de 2019
Descripción: Telemundo Chicago cubrió la inauguración de nuestro centro de salud en Brighton Park.
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Inauguran centro médico que beneficará a habitantes de Brighton Park
Media: 
Univision Chicago
Fecha: 17 de mayo de 2019
Descripción: Univision Chicago cubrió la inauguración de nuestro centro de salud en Brighton Park.
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Esperanza Health Centers, Mujeres Latinas En Acción Announce Opening of State-of-the-Art Health Center in Brighton Park
Media
: Lawndale News
Date: May 16, 2019
Description: Lawndale News covers the opening of our brand new health center in Brighton Park.
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Crain's People on the Move: David M. Berkey
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 29, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, David M. Berkey, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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Crain's People on the Move: Marisela Lawson
Media
: Crain's Chicago Business
Date: April 22, 2019
Description: Learn more about Esperanza's newest Board member, Marisela Lawson, in Crain's Chicago People on the Move.
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West Side United Invests in Neighborhoods, Businesses
Media
: WTTW Chicago
Date: March 6, 2019
Description: Through a $250,000 West Side United grant to expand mental health services, Esperanza will provide counseling one day a week at Hammond Elementary School in Marshall Square, as well as offer referrals to family members for primary care.
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Alerta en Chicago por brote de paperas en dos planteles educativos
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 5 de diciembre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Diana Pérez de Univision Chicago sobre la alerta por brote de paperas.
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Estos son los mitos y verdades de los suplementos y vitaminas para el desarrollo de los niños
Media
: Univision Chicago
Fecha: 27 de octubre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra. Elizabeth Reinhardt, pediatra, habló con Univision Chicago sobre el uso de complementos aunque no hay beneficios comprobados para la salud.
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Rara enfermedad, parecida al polio, llega a Illinois
Media
: Telemundo Chicago
Fecha: 10 de octubre de 2018
Descripción: La Dra Nahiris Bahamón, pediatra, habló con Telemundo Chicago sobre el confirmación de nueve casos de mielitis flácida aguda en menores de 18 años.
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