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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/25: How to Address Alzheimer’s & Brain Health in Latinos


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June marks Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect on the many challenges and inequities facing people of color in the United States when it comes to Alzheimer's Disease and overall brain health. Sadly, U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites, studies show. Alcohol, sleep deprivation, and diabetes play a role in this gap. Worse, Latino caregivers can experience high levels of stress when supporting their family members with the disease. To understand and address these disparities, people must pay more attention to the role of the social determinants of health. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to tweet about the latest research and beneficial strategies and programs to prevent and reduce ...

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#SaludTues 6/18: Let’s Celebrate Men’s Health Month!


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Heart disease and cancer are among the leading causes of death for Latino men. Each year over 40% of men in the U.S., are lost to such chronic diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Why do men face higher health risks?   Compared to women, men are often less likely to get preventative screenings or checkups.  Additionally, certain health behaviors related to diet, physical inactivity, and smoking may lead to increased risks of disease.   Certain occupations and exposures may also put men at risk for certain cancers and poor health.   Join us this month for #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on June 18, 2019, to celebrate and help promote Men’s Health Month!  WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let's Celebrate Men's Health ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/11: Air Quality and Pollution


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Air quality impacts a lot more than what you might think. Noxious gasses and fumes contaminate the atmosphere every day, and the problem is getting worse — especially for Latinos and other minorities. Current government policies are also making the problem worse through roll-back initiatives. This year, the EPA is taking steps to reduce air pollution rules. These regulation reductions would give companies more room to emit higher levels of harmful substances. If enacted, those policies could expose more Americans to harm, causing greater long-term health impacts. Let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to discuss why our air quality is so important and what everyone can do to make a difference in this issue: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Air ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/4: Moving Beyond Social Needs to Address Social Determinants of Health



Inequities in health arise from social and structural inequities and the policies, laws, and culture that keep them in place. To address inequities that affect health, it is important to make the distinction between individual-level (midstream) interventions to address “social needs,” and community-level (upstream) interventions to address “social determinants.” Individual-level efforts to address social needs are necessary, but not enough. Characterizing these interventions as efforts to address social determinants of health conveys a false sense of progress. "If we, even inadvertently, imply that the social determinants of health can be solved by offering Uber rides to individual patients or by deploying community health navigators, it will be challenging, if not ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/28: How to Prevent Skin Cancer in Communities of Color


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Summer is here. Unfortunately, so is skin cancer risk. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can give you more than a sun burn. Rates of melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—have skyrocketed in recent years. This rise is happening even among Latinos and other dark-skinned populations. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, to share strategies to improve the prevention of skin cancer among Latinos and all people: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Prevent Skin Cancer in Communities of Color” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 28, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (@CDC_Cancer); the American Academy of Dermatology ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/21/19: Clean Water Justice and Access



Did you know millions of Americans struggle to access clean water every day? Pollution and chemical contamination has impacted the drinking water of U.S. soldiers, public school students, and families who can lack the ability to purchase and use water filtration tools. Moreover, currently proposed pieces of legislation could make that problem much worse. The EPA hopes to roll back clean water protections, and by doing so, giving companies loopholes to dump hazardous material into our sources of water. This kind of pollution harm our country’s rivers, lakes, and groundwater supplies. Let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to tweet relevant information about current issues in clean water access and what is being done to solve the problem: ...

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#SaludTues 5/14: State of Latino Housing, Transportation & Green Space


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Where you live matters for health. However, Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable public transportation, and a lack of green space, which limits access to health-promoting assets. To drive solutions, Salud America! will unveil a new research review, “The State of Latino Housing, Transportation, and Green Space,” at the #SaludTues Tweetchat at 1 p.m. ET May 14, 2019. The new research review will cover the latest data on how differences in housing, transportation, green space opportunities contribute to health inequities among Latinos. The review also highlights strategies and policies to improve neighborhood health equity, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve the best health possible. Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET May 14, 2019, to tweet about the ...

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#SaludTues 5/7: Let’s Celebrate Healthy Vision Month!


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Children in states like California, Texas & Florida, which all have large Latino populations are projected to have the highest visual impairment rates by 2060. Many Latino young adults are also at higher than normal risk for visual impairment due to high rates of undiagnosed and improperly managed type II diabetes in the community. Even the types of jobs which many Latinos work can put them at risk for visual impairment at an earlier age than most populations. The good news is there are many ways to protect our eyes and promote good eye health throughout the course of our lives. Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on May 7, 2019, to tweet about ways to celebrate healthy vision month among your friends, family and loved ones! WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let's Celebrate ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/30: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community



Did you know that April is National Minority Health Month? National Minority Health Month raises awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. Health disparities like poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can put Latinos at a higher risk for heart disease, which is the second leading cause of death for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 30, 2019, to chat about ways to promote healthy hearts for Latinos! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 30, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues #OurHearts  HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (@nih_nhlbi), ...

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