Arizona, USA

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What we do in Arizona

Since 2000, Advance has been helping communities across Arizona thrive through health education and fresh, nutritious meals for children, adults, and seniors.

We provide health education and resources to at-risk and under-served Latino youth, adults, and seniors throughout Maricopa County. With over 50,000 families served, we support the most vulnerable in our state by providing vital resources and essential, culturally appropriate education taught in their native language – allowing them to build healthier, more promising futures.

Advance in Arizona, USA

Read the latest stories of how people and families have found hope, health, and fulfillment in the communities we serve.

Arizona, USA Stories

Passion in Phoenix

Do you remember when you found your passion? Maria Alicia was 14, working at a summer job at a community center in central phoenix. One day, a mom came in pushing a…

Three Ways to Eat Healthy this Spring

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”  – Bethenny Frankel, Businesswoman Advance’s community health educators know a lot about preparing and eating healthy food. Participants in their…

Meet Sandra, a diabetes warrior

Sandra entered the hospital to deliver her second child full of hope. She had been eagerly awaiting the expansion of her beautiful family. She never could have anticipated the bittersweet feeling she…

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Community-Centered Care The core of Advance Community’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Advance’s…

Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

By Maria Valenzuela, Senior Program Director Día de las Madres is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries every year on May 10th. Next to Christmas day, May 10th is the second…

Delivering HOPE Door-to-Door

Keeping tabs on your health is important, but sometimes language barriers can get in the way of seeking out preventative health screenings. Advance is stepping into the gap, helping 200 Hispanic community…

Introducing “I Choose Wellness”

Submitted by: Alejandra Ruiz, MPH, Youth Program Manager Greetings From Advance’s Youth Program Manager My name is Alejandra Ruiz and I am excited to join the Advance team leading our youth-focused health…

National Toothache Day | February 9

Submitted by Luis Placencia, Marketing Associate As a child, the dentist was always my arch-nemesis, particularly when it came to treating my toothaches. Four molar extractions and wisdom teeth later, I can't…

Advance Breaks Ground on Community Garden in Phoenix

Volunteers of all ages gathered to get their hands dirty in building and planting Phoenix’s newest community garden in support of Advance Community. For 21 years, the Phoenix-based nonprofit has been uniquely…

The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that…

Elijah’s Healthy Smile

Elijah (8) and his sister Kira (6) participate in Native American Connections' free daycare program for low-income residents. It was here that Advance provided vital intervention – oral health education - that…

Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security.…

Family Health and Fitness Day 2021

Submitted by Alexia Vega, Community Health Educator 2020 showed us all that there is no better time to focus on your family’s health and wellbeing. The pandemic caused for gym closures, inactivity,…

Arizona, USA

What we do in Arizona

Since 2000, Advance has been helping communities across Arizona thrive through health education and fresh, nutritious meals for children, adults, and seniors.

We provide health education and resources to at-risk and under-served Latino youth, adults, and seniors throughout Maricopa County. With over 50,000 families served, we support the most vulnerable in our state by providing vital resources and essential, culturally appropriate education taught in their native language – allowing them to build healthier, more promising futures.