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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/21: Fighting Holiday Stress the Healthy Way



The holiday season is in full swing, and stress levels are up. How can we work together to turn the holiday season into a less-stressed and healthy holiday for Latinos, who are at high risk of diabetes and other diseases? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to tweet info and tips to help us reduce stress and boost healthy eating and activity over the holidays. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Fighting Holiday Stress the Healthy Way” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Nov, 21 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: My Food Diary (@MyFoodDiary) and more! We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore: How can food keep the season festive and healthy? What are some fun activities ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/14: Early Childhood Development and Latino Kids



Abuse. Neglect. Poverty. Household dysfunction. Latino kids are more likely than their peers to suffer these kinds of "adverse childhood experiences." This can hinder children's healthy development, school readiness, and overall health and wellness in many ways. To drive solutions, Salud America! will unveil a new research review, "The State of Latino Early Childhood Development," at the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, to start a conversation about new ways to reduce childhood trauma and boost healthy development. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Early Childhood Development and Latino Kids” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Zero to Three (@ZEROTOTHREE); Cero A ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/7: Open Enrollment—What You NEED to Know



How can Latinos and all people achieve good health? A good first step is getting health insurance. But 1 in 10 people still don't have coverage, especially among Latinos. Despite making significant gains in coverage since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Latinos are the largest uninsured population in the nation. In 2015, 15.1% of Latinos lacked health coverage, compared to just 6.6% of whites. Why is this? What can be done? What is being done? With Open Enrollment for health insurance now underway (Nov. 1-Dec. 15, 2017), let’s use #SaludTues on Nov. 7, 2017, to discuss the importance of health care coverage for everyone! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Open Enrollment—What You NEED to Know” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 WHERE: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/31: Fall into Healthy & Safe Holidays


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Did you know that 40% of Latino children are overweight or obese, compared to 32% of all U.S. children? With the Fall holidays bringing kids out of school and closer to candy and sweets, this is a critical time to make sure they have safe and healthy spaces to play, trick or treat, and achieve a healthy weight! Let’s use #SaludTues on Oct. 31, 2017, to share how what we can do for Latino and all families to improve health and stay safe during the Fall holiday season! WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: Fall into Healthy & Safe Holidays TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: SafeRoutes (@SafeRoutesNow) and others We’ll open the floor to your stories, tips and experiences, as we ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/24: Improving Health Literacy and Advocacy For Latinos



About half of Latino adults lack basic health literacy. Health literacy is how well a person understands health info, and uses it to make health decisions. The lower your health literacy, the worse your health. Fortunately, advocates have many ways to improve health literacy in schools and communities! Let's use #SaludTues on Oct. 24, 2017, to share how to push for health literacy among local families, and celebrate #healthliteracymonth! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Literacy and Advocacy TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Society of Health and Physical Educators (@SHAPE_America); March of Dimes nacer sano  (@nacersano); University of Texas Center for Health Communication ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/17: Family & Social Support for Latinos



Latinos are dynamic, culturally rich, and the largest racial/ethnic minority in the United States. But they simply don't have the support they need for good health. Latinos often face big obstacles like a lack of health insurance and access to quality care. They lack good jobs and high wages. Their children have fewer opportunities for early care and education than their peers, which causes a lag in cognitive development. To address these concerns, Salud America! will unveil its new research review, "Building Support for Latino Families," to start a conversation about solutions at the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Tuesday, October 17. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Family & Social Support for Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/10: Latino Kids & Bullying


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Did you know 17.2% of Latino students report being bullied at school? Latino and children who are bullied report frequent worries, sadness, and fearfulness. Race-related bullying has negative emotional and physical health effects. Latino parents even list bullying as their No. 1 child health concern, according to the recent National Poll on Children’s Health. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, to tweet how to stop bullying, create innovative bullying prevention programs in schools and communities, build better minds for Latino kids, and celebrate National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Latino Kids and the Crisis of Bullying TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/3: Hispanic Heritage Month


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We're excited to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15! Latinos are the country’s largest racial and ethnic minority group, as currently 1 in every 6 people in the U.S. is of Hispanic descent. By the year 2035, that number is expected to reach 1 in every 4; by 2060, 1 in 3. Latinos are becoming a true powerhouse in the country in economics, education, and culture. However, despite this dynamic growth, Latinos face barriers to high-quality health care and support services. Latinos also suffer higher rates of obesity and other health disparities than their peers. What are these barriers and, more importantly, what can be done to remove them? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 3, to tweet about the issues, discuss solutions, and share ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/26: Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation



Systematic housing segregation in the 1900s is the root of many social and environmental justice issues. One big one is inequity in neighborhood walkability, which leads to disparities in mental and physical health. Without safe places to walk, Latino families are robbed of opportunities to be healthy and thrive. Use #SaludTues on Sept. 26, 2017, to Tweet about potential solutions to improve walkability for all. Fueled by Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and America Walks upcoming webinar series, Walking Towards Justice, we will be discussing the intersection of residential segregation and walkability. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation” ...

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