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Cancer impacts—and kills—too many people across the US, especially among Latinos.
There are many reasons behind Latino cancer health disparities, including systemic racism and discrimination, cultural and language barriers, and a lack of clinical trial participation.
As Latinos continue to deal with inequitable rates of cancer, as well as a lack of equitable care, we need greater action from all sectors to help in this issue.
Let’s tweet with #SaludTues to raise awareness of challenges and solutions to Latino cancer disparities, and boost participation from the Latino community in clinical trials!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The State of Latino Cancer”
- WHERE: Twitter
- WHEN: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 4, 2021
- HOST: Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio (@SaludAmerica)
- CO-HOSTS: TBA
- HASHTAGS: #SaludTues #LatinoCancer
We’ll open the floor to data, resources, and your experiences as we explore:
- What is the current state of cancer in the Latino community?
- What barriers are creating disparities in Latino cancer?
- How can advocates, researchers, and health organizations overcome barriers and make a difference in reducing Latino cancer and improving survivorship?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to help reduce Latino cancer!
#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of every month hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.
Interested in co-hosting a #SaludTues tweetchat?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share an idea for a chat.