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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/20: Enrolling Latino Families in Healthcare Coverage


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Only 1 in 10 who enrolled for healthcare coverage via HealthCare.gov were Latino, a lower rate than their black and white peers, according to the federal data. Many Latinos thus miss out on better healthcare access. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 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 to Encourage Latino families to Enroll in Healthcare Coverage TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMA) OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #GetCovered #OpenEnrollment ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/13: 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


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Walking and other physical activities are vital for health, regardless of weight. However, physical activity levels among Latinos are low, particularly among women. Since 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have served as the primary voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance and recommendations for health professionals, schools, and policymakers on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. In 2016, the process to develop the second edition of the guidelines began. Salud America! followers also spoke up and shared their comments. On Nov. 12, 2018, the 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, will be released. Join #SaludTues on November 13, 2018, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about the Second ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/30: Why Culinary Health Education Matters



Did you know approximately 40% of Latino kids are overweight or obese? Additionally, unhealthy food contributes to disease, especially in Latino families who lack access to healthy foods and nutrition education. Join us on Twitter for #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to find out how to take action and tweet about the importance of culinary health and food as medicine. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Why Culinary Health Education Matters TIME/DATE: 1 P.M. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter using hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: CHEF - Culinary Health Education for Families (@CHEFSanAntonio), Farm to School (@FarmtoSchool), Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living (@msdcenter). We’ll open the floor to your comments, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/23: Impact of Sugar & Healthier Alternatives



What are your plans for this coming halloween? If you have children, chances are many of them will be trick-or-treating for candy and other sugar-loaded treats. While its OK to enjoy a sweet treat from time to time, as a community it's also important to recognize the consequences that arise with easy access to products high in added sugars, and having less access to healthier options. Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended that children over 2 years of age should consume no more than 6 teaspoons/day of added sugars. Yet most children have up to 19 teaspoons/day. Among Latino kids, this number may be even higher. Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, to find out how to take action and tweet about the Impact of Sugar and Healthier ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 10/16: Latinos & Clinical Trials


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The rise of the Latino population makes it urgent to tackle disparities in obesity, diabetes, and cancer. But did you know fewer than 5% percent of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials? Researchers thus have less chance to develop new cancer treatments for this population, which suffers a heavy burden of certain cancers, obesity, and mental health issues. That's why we're excited to use #SaludTues on Oct. 16, 2018, to tweet about how to increase Latino participation in clinical trials to prevent health disparities, as Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close! WHAT: Bilingual Tweetchat: “Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinos and Clinical Trials” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 10/9: Celebrate Your Beautiful Eyes


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Do you know that diabetes can affect your eye health? Do you know why it's important to have a dilated eye exam? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, to tweet answers to these important questions and share innovative ways to improve eye health among Latinos and all people! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat─Celebrate Your Beautiful Eyes (Celebra tus bellos ojos)! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute), National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd) OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HHM2018 (Hispanic Heritage Month) We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore: Why should Latinos care ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/2: Recognizing Health Fraud


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Did you know that Latinos and African-Americans report fraud less than the rest of the population? Sadly, many Latinos and other minorities don't know that reporting fraud helps stop it. Join our tweetchat to learn more about protecting yourself and loved ones from health fraud. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, to tweet in English and Spanish about the latest strategies to help Latinos and all people avoid health fraud and get access to truly beneficial health care! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: "Recognizing Health Fraud" TIME/DATE: 1 P.M. ET, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter using hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: FDA Office of Minority Health (@FDAOMH), FDA en Espanol (@FDAenEspanol), FDA Office of Regulatory ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/25: Latinos & Diabetes Prevention


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Over 1 in 2 Latinos are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The good news is that type II diabetes can often be delayed or prevented with modest (5-7%) weight loss. But how can one act if they don't know their risk? Contrary to what some might believe, the cause is not always genetic. Even individuals with prediabetes can still take important steps to prevent from seeing the disease progress into diabetes. One important step for prediabetic individuals is getting referred to a diabetes prevention program. However, of 84 million individuals with prediabetes, only 11.6% are aware they have this condition. Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to find out how to take action and tweet about Latinos and the Diabetes Prevention ...

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