#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/6/16: How Faith Based Organizations Can Impact Latino Health



Faith is a big part of Latino culture. But what can churches and faith-based groups do to help improve health? With more than 90% of Latinos affiliated with a faith-based group, these places can serve as ample grounds for promoting healthy lifestyles, connecting congregants to social services, sharing recreational facilities, and more. How can you help faith communities be healthy? Join us for a #SaludTues chat this Tuesday to learn more about the great work happening at faith-based groups, and share your own ideas for creating a culture of health! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Faith Based Organizations Can Impact Latino Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/30/16: “Breaking Barriers to Active Spaces”



Kids can get physical, social, emotional, and mental benefits from play. But what if they have no safe, unlocked places to be active? Tweet with #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, to get information, resources, and tips that can help moms, dads, and kids find ways to unlock and open up active spaces for their communities. We will describe how shared use and open use policies can help schools open their recreational facilities after classes to help Latino and all kids grow up to be a healthier weight, prevent disease, and access the mental health benefits of play! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Breaking Barriers to Active Spaces” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, August 30, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/23/16: “What Latinos Should Know About Organ Donation”


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Stats from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that over 58% of those waiting for an organ donation are minorities including Latinos. Despite the rising number of Latinos in the organ donation waiting list, there still exist many stigmas about the topic in the Latino community. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 to tweet about organ donation and Latinos! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What Latinos Should Know About Organ Donation” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Texas Organ Sharing (@txorgansharing) + more! SPECIAL GUESTS: You! Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/16/16: “Back to School and Get Moving”



Latino students engage in less physical activity in school than their peers, which contributes to less healthy weights and other poor health outcomes, research shows.  That’s why physical activity and play is critical as kids head back to class this month. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 to tweet about the latest statistics, trends, and methods of getting students the physical activity and the social, emotional, and mental benefits of play that they need during the school day. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Back to School and Get Moving” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Playworks (@Playworks) and the California Endowment (@CalEndow) SPECIAL ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 08/09/16: “Ensuring Healthy Summer & School Meals”



By Lisa Ellis, Salud America!  Latino kids often face less access to salad bars and fresh fruit at school according to a recent CDC study. Also, schools that have a majority of kids that come from low socioeconomic status were far less likely (38.5%) to offer fresh salads at schools with middle (47.7%) or high (59.4%) socioeconomic status. Where kids live, play and go to school can impact the nutrition they need to lead healthy lives, full of energy and brain power. School policies that reduce access to unhealthy snacks and drinks are likely to reduce Latino students’ consumption of these items at school and positively impact student weight outcomes. And when kids spend most of their time at school and eat most of their calories at school, healthy food access is ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 8/2/16: “How Everyone can help Normalize Breastfeeding for Latinas and Latino Health”



By Amanda Merck, Salud America!  Many studies show that breastfeeding can positively impact a child’s physical and mental development and even reduce the risk of childhood obesity. Unfortunately, many Latina mothers barriers in access to breastfeeding support: participation in federal food assistance programs that offer free infant formula, pain/discomfort, embarrassment, employment, inconvenience, lack of maternal access to breastfeeding information, not being properly instructed on how to breastfeed by hospital staff, and other cultural, social, economic, political, and psychosocial factors. Breastfeeding mothers need to feel safe, supported and welcome to nurse or pump in all public spaces in order to meet their own personal breastfeeding goals. Let’s use #SaludTues on ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 07/26/16: Latinos and Mental Health: What Everyone Should Know



There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to mental health. Join us for our #SaludTues Tweetchat as we discuss what issues and resources for mental health currently impact, affect, and are available for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet ideas and solutions: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Latinos and Mental Health: What Everyone Should Know” DATE: Tuesday, July 26th 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Cheryl Aguilar (@cheryl_aguilar), The National Alliance on Mental Illness  (@NAMICommunicate) & Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm). Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources ...

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#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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