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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/23: How to Fight Cervical Cancer among Latinas


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Latinas have some good trends—and bad trends—when it comes to cervical cancer. The Latina cervical cancer rate declined 3.9% a year from 2003 to 2012...but Latinas are still the most likely of all women to get cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is available and protects against cervical cancer...but the vaccine is “severely underutilized.” How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, to tweet how to help Latinas prevent and fight cervical cancer in honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month in January! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Fight Cervical Cancer among Latinas TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @CDC_Cancer and more ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/16/18: Making Latinos Healthier in 2018



It’s a brand-new year, as 2018 is here! If you are like millions of others across the country, you probably took some time to come up with a New Year’s resolution or two. Each New Year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. These vary from eating healthier, getting more exercise, and being more aware of their mental health. While the intentions are good, these resolutions are not always easy to stick to. So, what if, for 2018, we did something different? What if we resolved to make this year healthier for Latinos? Despite being the largest and youngest racial and ethnic minority group in the country (and their numbers are getting larger and younger with each passing year), Latinos still suffer from numerous disparities that prevent them from obtaining the best ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/9: How to Build Support for Latino Families in 2018!



Almost 4 in 5 Latino kids suffer at least 1 adverse childhood experience (ACE) such as poverty, neglect or abuse. 1 in 5 Latino youth suffer from depressive symptoms. This coupled with a lack of parental involvement in a child’s education and poor health can make things extraordinarily difficult for Latino kids to graduate from high school and succeed in life. The good news is communities can take action by pooling resources and working with others to support Latino families from before birth through adulthood. Join us this Tuesday, Jan. 9, during our weekly #SaludTues chat, as we chat about ways to support education and build communities that thrive. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Build Support for Latino Families in 2018! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Jan. 9, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/2: Framing the Problem of Junk Food Marketing to Latinos



Junk food marketing is a problem and hurts Latino kids’ health. To improve Latino kids’ health, we must remove obstacles to eating healthy, particularly targeted marketing of junk food. But how do you communicate this issue to others? Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, to Tweet about shifting people’s thinking about targeted marketing of junk food to Latino kids. We will discuss messaging and communication tips to frame the problem as a health equity issue. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Framing the Problem of Junk Food Marketing to Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Berkeley Media Studies Group (@BMSG) and UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/19: Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities



Health equity is important for everyone. But for Latinos with disabilities, there may not be sufficient information and services that promote wellness that reach this population. About 8.8% of U.S. Hispanics are living with a disability, according to The Pew Research Center. How can we work together so that Latinos living with disabilities are getting health information and services to prevent health inequalities? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, to tweet tips to help Latinos living with disabilities get wellness information they need to be healthy. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Dec., 19 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/12: Connecting Latinos to Resources



Despite being the largest racial/ethnic minority in the United States, Latinos face many obstacles to economic stability, educational achievement, and sustainable health. These disparities often lead to Latino children and family to fall behind in school, social development, and overall physical well-being. Why is this the case? Why do these barriers exist? More importantly, how can we overcome these obstacles? On Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017, let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter to discuss innovative ways to help Latinos kids and adults get the help the medical, financial, social, emotional, and mental health resources they need. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Connecting Latinos to Resources” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/5: How Latino Families Can Get Covered


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More than 1 in 3 Latino families live in poverty, and more than 1 in 5 don’t even have health insurance coverage they need to prevent disease and live healthy. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, to tweet how to help Latino parents and kids get the healthcare coverage they need before the end of Open Enrollment on Dec. 15! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How Latino Families Can Get Covered TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @MomsRising, @MamasConPoder, @ChapCareOrg LANGUAGE: English and Spanish OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #GetCovered #OpenEnrollment #SaludSupport We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/28: How to Take Action & Prevent Diabetes During the Holidays and Beyond



At least 1 in 2 Latinos will experience diabetes in their lifetime, yet many are unaware they are even at risk! November is National Diabetes Awareness month and a great opportunity to share life saving information with family and friends! According to the CDC, U.S. Latinos are 50% more likely to die from diabetes than their non-Latino white peers. The good news is that there are steps one can take to help prevent diabetes and advocate for healthier communities on behalf of others.   Join us this Tuesday, Nov. 28th, during our weekly #SaludTues chat, as we chat about ways to take action against diabetes. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Take Action & Prevent Diabetes The Holidays & Beyond" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Nov., 28 2017 WHERE: On Twitter ...

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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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