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Programs tackle diabetes prevention in Black, Hispanic youth as cases surge

When Nahomi Garcia was young, she usually had some sort of sweet treat or snack around the house. Her mother often cooked, but she still enjoyed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or the sweetbread her grandmother loved. But at the same time, Garcia began to worry about both her weight and her health – especially the potential

Local

Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance announces youth ride programming to be resumed by local non-profit, the Azimuth Quest Foundation

After two successful years of sponsoring youth mountain bike rides and skills clinics (and unfortunately a year in hibernation due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions) PMBA is happy to share that the program will be continuing through the leadership of another local non-profit, the Azimuth Quest Foundation. “We are excited about continuing this program under

COVID-19

As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

Arizona has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in young people in the nation – driven in part, experts say, by a large population of children of color, who are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make them susceptible to the disease. As of Sept. 10, youth made up 10% of cumulative

National

Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Allie Smith was three months shy of high school graduation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and students were sent home to finish the year remotely. The problem is, Smith doesn’t really have a home. The 18-year-old is one of an estimated 1.5 million students classified by the

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