#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/19/16: Online Communities & Tools For Healthy Change



By Rosalie Aguilar, Salud America! Project Coordinator At least 76% of U.S. Latinos connect to the Internet by mobile phone—many of which are connected to social media networks according to the Pew Research Center. Social media and online communities can be a great way to share information and tools to drive social change. Salud America! uses its website and online community to keep educators, parents, leaders, and members of the health care industry informed about the latest stories, policies and systems change to reverse Latino childhood obesity. This week we’ll be chatting about online communities and resources that can activate change. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:  “Online Communities & Tools For Healthy Change” DATE: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 TIME: 1-2 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/12/16: What Latinos Should Know About Lead Poisoning



Are you aware of the dangers of lead? According to government figures, Latino children are at higher risk of suffering from lead poisoning than White children. Children under six years old are particularly at risk; lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain and central nervous damage. Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet resources, information on how parents can protect their families from lead poisoning. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What Latinos Should Know about Lead Poisoning." TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 12, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Houston Department of Health (@HoustonHealth), U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (@hudgov) Moms Rising (@MomsRising), Mamas con Poder ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/5/16: “#NatureWalks & #LatinoHealth”



Kids who are physical activity are scientifically proven to achieve higher school grades, better attendance, improved behavior, and improved health. So where can kids find infinite options for physical activity? Nature. Many studies show that spending time in outdoor physical activity can positively impact mental and physical activity and health. But Latinos tend to lack availability of and safe access to parks and other natural spaces.. Let’s use #SaludTues on July 5, 2016, during the #NatureWalks theme month and #SuperJuly National Parks and Recreation Month, to tweet about the “Power of Nature” and how parents, schools, and communities can improve awareness of and access to nature among Latinos and everyone. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “#NatureWalks & ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/28/16: “Keeping #Fireworks Fun! Safety Tips for #FireworksSafetyMonth”



We are working to organize a Tweet chat about “Keeping Fireworks Fun!” in the promotion of the Fireworks Safety Month, on June 28th! We hope to see you there! Please feel free to share the info below with others! Fireworks are great for fun and exciting entertainment around upcoming holidays like the fourth of July, but what about safety? Many injuries and fires can be avoided by knowing how to enjoy fireworks. Rules and regulations are also important when deciding to purchase fireworks. Some parks or public spaces can also offer free firework shows! Find out how to have fun and be safe around fireworks with experts as they guides us on the safety tips for #FireworksSafetyMonth, along with our other co-hosts. Follow #SaludTues to join the conversation.     WHAT: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/21/16: Latinos and Zika Virus



A person bitten by a mosquito infected with Zika virus may experience fever, rash, and joint pain for a few days, but most people who get it won’t experience symptoms. So why is Zika virus such a big deal? Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and outbreaks are happening frequently in both foreign and domestic lands. Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about what Zika is, where the virus is spreading, what it means for summer travel, and most importantly how to prevent it. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What Latinos Should Know about Zika” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 21, 2016 WHERE: On ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 6/14/16: Latinos and Mental Health Awareness



Nearly 16% of U.S. Latinos suffer some form of mental illness, yet Latinos are often much less likely to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. Fear of being stigmatized, lack of health insurance, certain cultural beliefs, and practices, or simply a failure to recognize symptoms of a mental illness, are all reasons behind why Latinos are less likely to seek treatment for mental health conditions. During this week’s #SaludTues Tweetchat, we’ll be chatting about ways to raise the bar on promoting mental health awareness among the Latino community. Follow #SaludTues and help us spread the word! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:  “Latinos and Mental Health Awareness” DATE: Tuesday, June 14th 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 5/31/16: Bridging the Gap on Latino Health Disparities



The latest nation’s health report card finds that although advances have been made in important areas such as numbers of uninsured and infant death; health disparities among Latinos still persist. How can we address health disparities and what’s the health report card telling us about Latino health?Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet ideas and solutions: Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet ideas and solutions: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Bridging the Gap on Latino Health Disparities” • DATE: Tuesday, May 31st 2016 • TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues • HOST: SaludToday @SaludToday • CO-HOSTS: Office of Minority Health  (@MinorityHealth) FDA en Espanol (@FDAenEspanol) FDA Office of Minority Health (@FDAOMH) Praxis ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 5/24/16: Let’s Celebrate a Healthy Diet: National Mediterranean Diet Month



We are excited about all healthy diets, and this month is National Mediterranean Diet Month! We are celebrating the Mediterranean diet, as it has been linked to heart health! Latinos are more likely to deal with certain diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease! Help us spread the word on how to help our health through what we eat by following #SaludTues to tweet about, share recipes, and enjoy celebrating a healthy diet full of fresh foods! #MedDietMonth WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:  “Let's Celebrate a Healthy Diet: National Mediterranean Diet Month” DATE: Tuesday, May 24th 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Fernanda Chacon (@cookandmove), National Hispanic ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 5/10/16: Why Latino Families Should Talk About HIV



Latinos represent 17% of the U.S. population but make up 21% of people living with HIV and 23% of new infections. How can we reverse this alarming trend? What role can mothers play as a family influencer?  Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about how families can start a conversation on this topic and identify other solutions, tips, resources, and campaigns to prevent HIV/AIDS among Latinos: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Why Latino Families Should Talk About HIV” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 10, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@talkHIV), AIDS.gov (@AIDSgov), and Maria Mejia (@MariaHIVMejia) We’ll open the floor to your stories and ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat: 5/3/16 “Water: The Health Benefits You Should Know



Water is one of the fundamental building blocks of life itself. It surrounds us on an everyday basis. However, despite it being everywhere in this country, many people still don’t realize how essential it is to good health and a quality life. What are the health benefits of water that you need to know? Let’s use #SaludTues on May 3, 2016, to tweet information and resources on Water: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Water: The Health Benefits You Should Know” DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Campaign for Dental Health (@ILikeMyTeeth), Delta Dental Colorado (@DeltaDentalCo), URH20 (@URH2O) Questions we got via Social Media: What about sports drinks? Are ...

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