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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/31: Safe Routes to Healthy Food—Why & How


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Everyone deserves a safe and reliable way to get to healthy food—whether a supermarket, farmers market, or food bank. Without nearby grocery stores, people must travel further or rely on corner stores, which often sell food that is poorer in quality and more expensive, and without crosswalks, sidewalks, and bike lanes, people walking and biking are at increased risk of injury or death. The Safe Routes National Partnership released a new report with policy implications, opportunities, and recommendations to help you advance safe routes to healthy food in your community. Let’s use #SaludTues on March 31, 2020, to tweet about the problem, opportunities, and policy recommendations to improve access to healthy foods, particularly for people without cars.   WHAT: #SaludTues ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/24: What You Should Know About the Coronavirus Infection


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The coronavirus outbreak has sickened many and continues to spread around the world. The World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020 declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The virus is spreading rapidly and according WHO all countries should focus on containment and spread the precautionary information among public. Let’s use #SaludTues on March 24, 2020, to tweetchat about ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What You Should Know about Coronavirus Infection!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Mar, 24, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  Public Health Maps @PublicHealthMap, Everyday Health @EverydayHealth Communicate for Health Justice @_CFHJ COVID-19 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/17: Strategies for Social Justice & Health Equity


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We want to see a United States that achieves health equity, where all people have a fair, just opportunity to live their healthiest lives. But so many people face social, environmental, and health injustices. So let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to discuss the state of social justice and offer strategies on how we can all work together to achieve health equity for all! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Strategies for Social Justice and Health Equity TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 17, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  The Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday), Dr. Karey Sutton (@DR_KMSutton), Dr. Philip M. Alberti (@PM_Alberti) HASHTAG: #SaludTues OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/10: Routine Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



Our bodies are wired for survival—thanks to our biological stress response system. However, without buffering protections, adversity in childhood can lead to a toxic stress response—changes in brain structure and function, how genes are read, functioning of the immune and inflammatory systems, and growth and development. This toxic stress response is associated with increased risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, suicide, and numerous other negative health and social outcomes. By screening children and families, providers can assess their risk of toxic stress and provide appropriate education, treatment, and services. After all, screening is one of the most basic tools of modern public health and preventive ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/3: What You Should Know about Colorectal Cancer


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Colorectal cancer, which starts in the colon or rectum, is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer. It also is the second-leading cause of cancer death in U.S. men and women. Fortunately, if discovered early, it is highly treatable. And you can take steps to lower your risk. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to discuss colorectal cancer risk, screening, treatment, and survivorship in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. Altogether, we can show how everyone can get involved to prevent colorectal cancer! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: What You Should Know about Colorectal Cancer TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 3, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Fight Colorectal ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/25: Healthy Latino Hearts


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February is American Heart Month. While awareness is important for all people, certain groups—like Latinos—are at a higher risk for heart-related diseases. Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of death in the United States. For Latinos, it is the second-leading cause of death behind cancer. Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 25, 2020, to tweetchat about ways to promote heart health for Latinos and all people! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth), Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap), U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services' Region 2 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/18: Shifting from Car-Centric Thinking to People-First Thinking



Many of our transportation woes are due to lack of realistic options. American cities have largely designed streets for speeding vehicles rather than for people walking, biking or taking the bus, resulting in high rates of traffic fatalities and injuries; air, water, and land pollution; and limited access to destinations needed to stay healthy and climb the economic ladder. Although people-first design has numerous social, environmental, health, and economic benefits; current car-centric policies and practices undermine these efforts. It’s time to better measure and prioritize people-first policies, practices, and projects. Let’s use #SaludTues on February 18, 2020, to tweet about how to shift from car-centric thinking to people-first thinking. WHAT: #SaludTues ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/11: Why Oral Health Matters for All Kids


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The mouth is where good health begins. Proper oral health in childhood can set the stage for lifelong health. Conversely, poor oral health in childhood can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions as an adult. This dynamic is even more critical for Latino kids, who face barriers in access to oral health care. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, to discuss oral health issues and share solutions and resources in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, and show how everyone can get involved for good oral health! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Why Oral Health Matters for All Kids TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/4: Let’s Say No to Cancer


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Cancer has long overtaken heart disease as the top killer of Latinos. Latinos have higher rates than their peers for many cancers. Latinos also experience cancer differently—from genetics to the environment to healthcare access. To raise awareness on World Cancer Day (Feb. 4), let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 4, 2020, to tweet about the latest progress in cancer research, the importance of cancer screening, and tips for prevention and survivorship! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Let’s Say No to Cancer DATE/TIME: Noon CST (1 p.m. ET) Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:Susan G. Komen (@SusanGKomen), Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap), Arroyo Vista FHC (@ArryoVistaFHC), Action Smoking & Health ...

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