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Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

Rosalie Aguilar Santos, MS, is Salud America!'s national project coordinator. She is passionate about nutrition, physical activity, and opportunities to engage communities in advocacy actions to promote Latino childhood health.

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/15: Juntos Let’s Stop the Spread of COVID-19 This Holiday Season

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As the end of 2020 draws near and the holiday season continues, it's important to take some time to think about how Latinos and all families over can practice safety this holiday season. Should we travel or join our loved ones via video chat instead? How can we practice safety measures if we live in a multigenerational household? These are questions many of us are asking. It's important to have a plan and be ready to have these important conversations with family members. Let's use #SaludTues be tweet how juntos (together) we can work to stop the spread of the COVID-19 this holiday season! WHAT: #SaludTues Juntos Let's Stop the Spread of COVID-19 This Holiday Season DATE: Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET (12 pm CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/8: Fight the Flu with Vaccines & More This Holiday Season

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This year more people than ever have already gotten a flu vaccine in hopes of preventing a "Twindemic" of both the flu and COVID-19. Right now, it's especially important for Latinos to get vaccinated since flu vaccination rates are typically lower among this group and flu related hospitalizations are higher. Latinos are also at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases which when combined with the flu can be deadly. If you or someone you care for has not been vaccinated yet, there's still time, but we must work to get the word out! Together we can work to stop the spread of the flu this holiday season! WHAT: #SaludTues Fight the Flu with Vaccines & More This Holiday Season DATE: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (12 pm ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 10/13: Advancing Precision Medicine for Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Despite the many advances in gene technology and the biomedical sciences, not everyone benefits from the latest medical treatments. Precision medicine is a type of medical treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. According to a recent study published, many Latinos have never even heard of precision medicine. So how then can they benefit from these novel types of treatments? Together we can work to spread the word about precision medicine and work change this! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “Advancing Precision Medicine for Latinos / #SaludTues Chat en Twitter Sobre:  La importancia de Avanzar la Medicina de Precisión Para Latinos" DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (1-2 p.m. ET, 12 ...

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9/1 #SaludTues: Healthy Minds for Latino Families Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 Mental Health Latinos Impacts

Nearly 1 in 4 Latinos reported that the Coronavirus pandemic was affecting their mental health, according to an April 2020 poll. Of those surveyed many reported high levels of psychological distress. Job loss, immigration status, returning to school or work, a lack of childcare, and even the health status of loved ones are all concerns for Latinos across the U.S. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, let’s use #SaludTues to chat about ways to help promote healthy minds for Latino youth and their families. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Minds for Latinos Amid COVID-19 TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Association for Behavior Health and Wellness (@ABHWorg);  Stamp Out ...

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#SaludTues 7/7: Communicating Safety & Overcoming Myths During COVID-19

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Both adults and children from Latino communities across the U.S. are testing positive for COVID-19 at much higher rates than most other race/ethnicities across several age groups, according to the latest data from the CDC.  Latino kids currently make up 52.4% of all children who tested positive in the U.S. Latino adults also comprise the most new cases in the 18-64 age group. Why are Latino communities impacted disproportionately and how can we do a better job of communicating to reduce exposures and stop the spread? What do the experts say and what are you hearing in your community? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to discuss ways to communicate safety, dispel myths, and advocate for the safety of Latinos all people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Sugary Drink Ads Continue to Target Latino, Black Youth

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Spending on sugary drink TV advertising aimed at black and Latino youth is up, according to Sugary Drink FACTS 2020, a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Overall, the report found that in 2018 companies spent a whopping $1 billion (26% increase since 2013) in sugary drink advertising. These drinks include regular soda, sports drinks, iced tea, fruit drinks, flavored water, and energy drinks. Pepsi and Coca-Cola accounted for the largest share of sugary drink advertising in 2018. In the report researchers also explored the nutritional value of sugary drinks advertised by large companies. "These analyses of the nutrition content and advertising of sugary drinks and energy drinks demonstrate that beverage company advertising of sugary drinks to young ...

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