A HealthBeat Special Series

Building HealthierCommunities

Healthier Communities dedicates $6 million each year to community programs for underserved individuals. They focus on improving children’s health, reducing infant mortality, and helping at-risk adults prevent and manage chronic disease.

Health Beat Special Series

Nothing’s going to hold her back

Leaders look beyond hospitals and doctors’ offices to improve the health of the community. And it starts with helping people succeed.

Patient Story

‘The best decision’

Class equips Tammy Brann and Jeff Smoker for an easier start to parenthood.

Patient Story

The power of a connection

The story of a recommendation, an act of courage, a breastfeeding support group, Down syndrome and two moms bonding.

Patient Story

Super nurses for superhero kids

School children get a boost of caring through unique partnership.

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Quit smoking now: Benefits and tips

There are more former smokers today than smokers. Quitting improves your health and extends your life!

Patient Story

‘Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly’

Keren Gordon experienced brutality and sex slavery. Now she is creating a brighter future for herself and her baby.

Patient Story

Nixing the nicotine

Hooked on smoking? Jill Zalokar was, too—for almost half a century. Until she learned the tools to quit for good.

Patient Story

‘You’ve changed my life’

A soon-to-be-graduate of Programa Puente, Raul Marisca offers this advice to others embarking on their journeys to better health: "Embrace the change you want to see."

Her mission: Keep seniors fall-free

Injuries caused by slips and trips are almost epidemic among older adults, and they are 'absolutely not a natural part of aging.'