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Share Your Heroes for Health Story

It is time to honor the true heroes of health, the doctors and nurses, along with community health workers, organizers, volunteers and others who make health happen around the world, during the pandemic and every day.

Is there someone in your life who is a Hero for Health? If someone you know is doing good, share their story!

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Heroes for Health

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  • Yanique Hernandez, Dominican Republic
    I believe that the greatest challenge we face as a country is really being able to better the accessibility of health centers for patients.
  • Bill Dean, Liberia
    Bill Dean is Acting School Principal in Zondo, Liberia. “The school, the clinic, the church—they are all here. And so those are attracting people to come. I pray that someday, we’ll have a high school here and even a college.”
  • Nizamuddin Abdul Karim Sheikh, India
    I go to people’s homes, and I call upon them, and [tell them about health care.] I feel very good talking with the patients.
  • Noelle Ahn, Orange, CA
    Noelle is a Community Referral Network Project Manager. “All the techniques that we, as healthy adults have learned, I think now is the time when we are reminded to implement them”
  • Nilda I. Soto, MD, Homestead, FLA
    Nilda is a Medical Director at Open Door Health Center. “We help each other, and also we’re doing what we’re doing, not because we want to be rich or famous, but because we know that we’re helping people.”
  • María Benita de la Cruz, M.D, Philippines
    Maria is a Municipal Health Officer in Leyte, Philippines. “I really saw how important it was to have more health care providers here in our province…”
  • Juan Salinas, Las Vegas, NV
    Juan is a Director of Social Services for Southern Nevada’s Salvation Army. “…every little bit helps to continue to help those that are underserved.”
  • Josefina Clarivel Manzueta, BSN, RN, Tacoma, WA
    Josefina is Clinic Coordinator for Neighborhood Clinic Tacoma. “I’m the one answering the phone. I have patients crying.”
  • Jordan R. Murphy, PhD, RN, Atlanta, GA
    Jordan is Director of Operations at Community Advanced Practice Nurses in Atlanta. “I think the interesting thing about health care is we’re kind of always expecting what might be unexpected…”
  • Jerrica Kallio FNP-BC, CPNP-PC, Atlanta, GA
    Jerrica works at Community Advanced Practice Nurses in Atlanta. “It’s worth the risk to try and help maintain the safety of our community and individuals in our community.”
  • Jeannette Aird, Phoenix, AZ
    Jeannette is an EDS Director for The Salvation Army. “When you know you’re providing hope, and we can provide hope through our donors … we’re just blessed to be in the position to help.”
  • Aaron Broomall, Florence, KY
    Aaron is an Executive Director at Faith Community Pharmacy in Florence, KY. “We’ve really made it a priority that, during a crisis, people have to have their life saving medications.”
  • Gopal Aryal, Nepal
    People see broken houses, they don’t see broken hearts. The play itself is a healing process.
  • Cathy Hanson-Heath, New York, El Salvador
    I am a nurse. I’m a nurse really, to my core. I carry that in every aspect of my life, it’s part of who I am, it makes me who I am.

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