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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/27: How to Reduce Breast Cancer and Improve Survivorship among Latinas


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Breast cancer doesn’t impact every women the same. Among Latinas, breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer. Many Latinas face unique survivorship journeys, shaped by cultural and spiritual beliefs and struggles with barriers to care, screening, patient-doctor communication, and other social determinants of health. To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), let’s use #SaludTues on Oct. 27, 2020, to tweet about the latest progress in Latina breast cancer data and research, the importance of breast cancer screening, and tips and stories for prevention and survivorship! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “How to Reduce Breast Cancer and Improve Survivorship among Latinas” WHERE: Twitter WHEN: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 HOST: Salud ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/20: How to Address Transportation Equity for Latino Communities


How to Address Transportation Equity for Latino Communities

Latinos face many transportation inequities that impact their ability to build health and wealth. This is due in part to a lack of diversity among decision makers, planners, and engineers and ethnocentric policies, projects, and investments that reinforce the auto-centric status quo. Ultimately, past and present planning practices have failed to be inclusive of Latino needs, failed to represent historic and existing inequities, and failed to responsibly evaluate and measure impacts, targets, and performance. Two new reports from our year-long workgroup of planners and planning scholars provide recommendations to prioritize Latino experiences and needs in the planning process; address inequities and promote racially/economically mixed communities, and modify metrics used to ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 10/13: Advancing Precision Medicine for Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month!


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Despite the many advances in gene technology and the biomedical sciences, not everyone benefits from the latest medical treatments. Precision medicine is a type of medical treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. According to a recent study published, many Latinos have never even heard of precision medicine. So how then can they benefit from these novel types of treatments? Together we can work to spread the word about precision medicine and work change this! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “Advancing Precision Medicine for Latinos / #SaludTues Chat en Twitter Sobre:  La importancia de Avanzar la Medicina de Precisión Para Latinos" DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (1-2 p.m. ET, 12 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/6: Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Our Abuelos and Abuelas, Like Coco


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Just like in the movie Coco, our abuelos and abuelas are more susceptible to Alzheimer's Disease. Studies suggest that Latinos in the United States are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than white non-Latinos. This is because of genetics, lifestyle, socioeconomic risk, and other factors, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, to tweet about how we can prevent dementia and Alzheimer's in our abuelos and abuelas, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. WHAT: #SaludTues: Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Our Abuelos and Abuelas, Like Coco TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:@UsA2_Latinos ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/29: How a Community-Based Workforce Advances Health Equity


How a Community-Based Workforce Advances Health Equity

Latinos are disproportionately impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. To reduce inequities, local and state leaders need to ensure Latinos and others from highly impacted communities are embedded in response and recovery. That’s where a community-based workforce comes in. During a pandemic, community-based workforce principles can help cities expand contact tracing and identify risk; support psychological, social, and primary care services; and mitigate the impact of unemployment. Join #SaludTues on Sept. 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about how telehealth providers can reach underserved populations. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How a Community-Based Workforce Advances Health Equity” DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/22: Dental Disparities Among Latinos


Dental Disparities Among Latinos

Dental health is vital for everyone — including Latinos. Unfortunately, this group, as well as other disadvantaged communities face significant barriers in accessing and practicing dental health. As the pandemic continues, advocates are making one thing clear: better health policies are needed now. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to tweet about dental health and how some groups face significant inequities in this issue! WHAT: #SaludTues: Dental Disparities Among Latinos TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @DeltaDentalInst, @OralHealthWatch, @oralhealthforum, @AIDPHorg ADDITIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID19 We’ll open the floor to your ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/15─Hear Her: Preventing Pregnancy-related Deaths


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Every woman’s health matters. A pregnancy can bring potential complications to both mother and child. Some risks are worse for Latinas and other mothers of color. That’s why the CDC’s new campaign, “Hear Her,” encourages all women to know how to prevent maternal mortality, and share their concerns with their health care provider. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, to tweet about the importance of CDC’s new campaign and maternal health, especially for Latinas in honor of the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 to 10/15)! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “Hear Her: Preventing Pregnancy-related Deaths” WHERE: Twitter WHEN: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 HOST: Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio (@SaludAmerica) ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/8: Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19!


Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Latinos, killing over 33,000 and hospitalizing many more. To improve Latino health, we must take action to slow the spread of coronavirus. But how do you communicate this issue to Latinos amid misinformation and information overload? Culturally relevant fact sheets, infographics, and video role model stories to inform and urge Latino families to take action to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Let’s use #SaludTues on Sept. 8, 2020, to Tweet about the #JuntosStopCOVID campaign to make sure Latinos and all people know what they can do to slow the spread of COVID-19. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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9/1 #SaludTues: Healthy Minds for Latino Families Amid COVID-19


COVID-19 Mental Health Latinos Impacts

Nearly 1 in 4 Latinos reported that the Coronavirus pandemic was affecting their mental health, according to an April 2020 poll. Of those surveyed many reported high levels of psychological distress. Job loss, immigration status, returning to school or work, a lack of childcare, and even the health status of loved ones are all concerns for Latinos across the U.S. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, let’s use #SaludTues to chat about ways to help promote healthy minds for Latino youth and their families. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Minds for Latinos Amid COVID-19 TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Association for Behavior Health and Wellness (@ABHWorg);  Stamp Out ...

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