Entries by Jared Gordon

Health Challenge | Men’s Edition

Tired of continually being outdone by their female counterparts, the Men of Banyan are taking on a special one-week challenge, starting today. Each day, the Men of Banyan will take on a new quest based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s suggestions for National Men’s Health Week. So, what will we be […]

Happy 20th Birthday, NPHW!

There’s really no better way to end National Public Health Week than with a tribute to the countless people all around the country who have played such a vital role in improving our country’s health over the past 20 years.

Change for Good Takes Time

Betty McGuire entered a diner, sat at the counter, and asked to be served. Instead, she was forced to leave. Even though Betty was a regular at the diner, she had never been served. She continued to visit the establishment week after week, each time being turned away. “In a way, I was on the […]

Preventing Youth Violence, One Community at a Time

Brianna organized her first peace rally as a 7th grader. Having lived in Salinas, California, her whole life, she is no stranger to the effect violence has on her rural community. Like many her age, Brianna enjoys spending time at the Bread Box. An open recreation center, Bread Box provides a safe place to meet […]