#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/3: Hispanic Heritage Month

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We’re excited to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15!

Latinos are the country’s largest racial and ethnic minority group, as currently 1 in every 6 people in the U.S. is of Hispanic descent. By the year 2035, that number is expected to reach 1 in every 4; by 2060, 1 in 3.

Latinos are becoming a true powerhouse in the country in economics, education, and culture.

However, despite this dynamic growth, Latinos face barriers to high-quality health care and support services. Latinos also suffer higher rates of obesity and other health disparities than their peers.

What are these barriers and, more importantly, what can be done to remove them?

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 3, to tweet about the issues, discuss solutions, and share resources during Hispanic Heritage Month:

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help promote Latino health!

See our #SaludTues Tweetchat archive.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.

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37

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of Head Start and Early Head Start participants are Latino.

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