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An idea born out of the frustrations of a precocious toddler and a concerned mom helps hundreds of kids.

Gabriel Rincon, DDS, is the founding executive director of Mixteca Organization, Inc., in Brooklyn, N.Y., which provides a broad scope of health and education programs, including literacy and computer classes, English-language courses, and afterschool programs, to thousands of Hispanic New Yorkers each year. He is also a 2011 recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Community Health Leader Award. The Human Capital Blog asked Rincon to reflect on his experience as an RWJF Community Health Leader.

Deb Jastrebski is the founder and chief executive officer of Practice Without Pressure in Newark, Delaware, and a 2011 recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Community Health Leader Award. Practice Without Pressure works with patients, family members, caregivers and providers to help people with disabilities receive quality medical, dental and personal care. The Human Capital Blog asked Jastrebski to reflect on her experience as an RWJF Community Health Leader.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is proud to announce today the recipients of its 2012 Community Health Leaders Award, honoring 10 individuals who have surmounted significant challenges to help improve health and health care in their communities.

Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award honors America’s best―10 unsung heroes who have forged their own solutions to the shortcomings and challenges facing our nation’s health care system.

Program that rescues women from substance abuse, incarceration and poverty begins again.

With her RWJF grant, a Community Health Leader funds an online program that brings brain injury survivors together despite distances and disabilities.

Study of an RWJF Community Health Leader’s program shows how social influences and team support help individuals take off pounds.

On November 9th, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the recipients of its 2011 Community Health Leaders Award. This year, these awards honor 10 men and women who have overcome daunting odds to improve the health and quality of life for those in disadvantaged or underserved communities across the country.

Fifteen years into her battle against HIV/AIDS, a Community Health Leader creates new resources for women and takes on national women’s health issues.