#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/11: Healthy Latinos!

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month (#HHM) and we’re celebrating with a bilingual #SaludTues Tweetchat with our friends at the U.S. Office of Minority Health! This observance gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the riches and beauty of Latino culture. It also gives us a chance to raise national awareness of issues that matter most to Latinos, like having healthy communities and access to health care. So let's use #SaludTues on Oct. 11, 2016, to tweet about how we can ALL be a part of driving health equity and promoting Latino health. WHAT: #SaludTues #HealthyLatinos Tweetchat TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, October 11, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOST: The Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) Optional Hashtags: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/4: Latinas and Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is still the No. 1 killer of U.S. Latinas. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), let’s tweet about the latest progress in Latina breast cancer research, the importance of breast cancer screening, and tips for prevention and survivorship at the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Oct. 4. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Latinas and Breast Cancer: The Facts Everyone Should Know DATE/TIME: Noon CST (1 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Susan G. Komen (@SusanGKomen & @komensanantonio) and the American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer & @ACSSanAntonio) SPECIAL GUESTS: Texas A&M Health Science Center (@tamhsc) We’ll open the ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 09/20/16: The Health & Education of Latino Boys & Young Men

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Latino boys and young men are an often overlooked segment of our population. But it's important to understand the health habits and trends among Latino males, such as educational status, mental and physical health, chronic diseases, substance use, and more. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to tweet about ideas and solutions to help address the needs of Latino boys and young men: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "The Health & Education of Latino Boys & Young Men" DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 20 2016 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: @NRCHispanic, @HispanicEd, and @MBK_Alliance We will open up the discussion to everyone so you all can share your insights, experiences, and ...

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#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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