112015Sep

Joint Use Between Schools and Families Creates Safer and Healthier Communities

Highlights Zumba classes launched at Crookham Elementary through joint-use  Efforts to increase physical activity among residents Program can prove beneficial in area with high obesity rate BY ANA B. IBARRA, aibarra@mercedsunstar.com Four years ago, Viridiana Cardenas was not happy with herself. The Merced resident was overweight, her self-esteem was low and she was constantly tired. “I…

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162015Mar

Merced nonprofit to continue Medi-Cal signs with new grants

Highlight Merced’s Healthy House, a certified enrollment entity under Covered California, was awarded $116,000 to continue Medi-Cal enrollment efforts in community Merced’s Healthy House, a certified enrollment entity under Covered California, was awarded $116,000 to continue Medi-Cal enrollment efforts in the community. The nonprofit received a $75,000 grant from the Merced County Department of Public…

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