What We Do: Reverse Latino Childhood Obesity

At Salud America!, we focus on six key areas with the potential to reduce Latino childhood obesity. Explore each topic below or visit our Growing Healthy Change website to see how you can get involved.

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Report: Poverty, Income Inequality Remain High in Texas

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:41 Texas is “worse” than most states in poverty, health insurance coverage, and income equality, according to a new report. The report , from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, tracked 15 poverty indicators, for which Texas ranked in the bottom half of the...

Do You Know What #SaludHeroes Look Like?

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 15:34 Do you know what a Salud Hero looks like? Find out by watching the new Salud America! Salud Heroes YouTube channel to see how people across the country are pushing for healthy changes—in nutrition, physical activity, and marketing—for Latino kids in their community...

Latinos’ Complicated Struggle against Diabetes

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 08:56 via VoxxiNews About 3.2 million U.S. Latinos have diabetes. And Latino kids have about a 50% lifetime risk of developing diabetes. This makes diabetes a tremendous current and future threat to Latino health—but they way Latinos see this threat varies, according to a...

7 Ways Latinos Can Prevent the Flu (No. 1 is Get Vaccinated!)

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 08:24 Latinos are less likely to receive the flu vaccine than other ethnic groups. That’s why, for National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 7-13, 2014, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is inviting Latinos to protect against the flu with vaccination and...

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