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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/11: Why Data Matter? The Role of Data for an Equitable COVID-19 Response


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Coronavirus can affect anyone. But reports continue to show the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting Latinos and other people of color, and worsening historical inequities. What are the data really showing? Do we have the right data? How can we use that data to improve health amid the pandemic? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, to tweet about why data matter and the important role of data in ensuring an equitable response to COVID-19! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “Why Data Matter? The Role of Data for an Equitable COVID-19 Response” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 WHERE: Twitter HOST: Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio (@SaludAmerica) CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (@CHRankings), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/28─Healthy Vision Month: Eye Health Is My Health


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Good vision and eye health are vital to many aspects of health. Yet Latinos and other people of color have higher rates of vision loss, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than their white peers, according to recent eye research. To celebrate Healthy Vision Month in July, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to tweet about the latest on eye health disparities. We also will tweet about how to prevent vision loss and chronic diseases like diabetes, and how taking care of your health can also help create better vision! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat, “Healthy Vision Month: Eye Health Is My Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 28, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: National Eye Institute ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/21: Why Transit Needs to be Included in COVID-19 Recovery Plans


#SaludTues Why Transit Needs to Be Included in COVID-19 Recovery Plans

Millions of frontline workers continue to commute through the COVID-19 crisis and millions more will start back as businesses reopen. An estimated 2.8 million American workers in essential industries commute to work on transit. However, amid the economic fallout of COVID-19, many transit agencies have or anticipate having to cut service, which could hurt low-income and Latino communities who rely most on public transportation and don’t have the option to work from home, particularly in cities where transit is already infrequent and unreliable. Cuts to transit service could also hurt the millions of families who have lost jobs or lost hours and are considering selling a vehicle to save money. As local, state, and federal leaders discuss recovery plans, they need to consider ...

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#SaludTues 7/7: Communicating Safety & Overcoming Myths During COVID-19


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Both adults and children from Latino communities across the U.S. are testing positive for COVID-19 at much higher rates than most other race/ethnicities across several age groups, according to the latest data from the CDC.  Latino kids currently make up 52.4% of all children who tested positive in the U.S. Latino adults also comprise the most new cases in the 18-64 age group. Why are Latino communities impacted disproportionately and how can we do a better job of communicating to reduce exposures and stop the spread? What do the experts say and what are you hearing in your community? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, to discuss ways to communicate safety, dispel myths, and advocate for the safety of Latinos all people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/30: How Coronavirus Impacts People with Dementia


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Many data suggests that older adults are the most vulnerable to the worst effects of the coronavirus outbreak. We still have a lot to understand about dementia and risk for COVID-19. Evidence seems to indicate dementia-related behaviors, increased age, and common health conditions may increase risk. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to tweet about the latest research about dementia and coronavirus! WHAT: #SaludTues: How Coronavirus Impacts People with Dementia TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, June 30, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @UsA2_Latinos, @AlzheimersLA, @Diversealz, @DiverseElders @WellmedCharitab @CaregiverSOS @PublicHealthMap @VocesenSalud ADDITIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID19, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/23: Telehealth for Underserved Communities During COVID-19


#SaludTues Telehealth for underserved communities

To minimize exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, providers have rapidly transitioned to telehealth to care for patients at a distance. However, there is an absence of best practices and necessary infrastructure to expand telehealth services, particularly in underserved and Latino communities. Latinos are particularly vulnerable to this disruption in care for many reasons, such as: they have highest uninsured rates of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S.; they are less likely to have a usual source of health care; they face barriers related to differences in culture, language and beliefs; they are less likely to have broadband subscription than whites; and they face higher rates of COVID-19 due to their jobs in the service industry. Join #SaludTues on June ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/9: Smoking & Coronavirus⁠—Know the Truth


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Smoking is bad for your health. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has raised important questions as to just much how smoking can affect your risk for coronavirus and severe outcomes. Researchers are trying to find the truth. They're even examining the viral transmission of secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, to tweet about the latest research about smoking and coronavirus outbreak and how we can use the latest technology to help people quit smoking! WHAT: #SaludTues: Smoking & Coronavirus—Know the Truth TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, June 9, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Action Smoking & Health (@AshOrg) Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap) SPECIAL ...

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