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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/19: Actions to Create More Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Communities

To become a productive adult, a child needs more than great academic experiences. Social and emotional learning experiences, for example, can instill responsibility, integrity, and justice in our youngest children. Schools, communities and healthcare professionals play a big role in addressing trauma and stimulating social and emotional development, which requires an understanding of how childhood trauma impacts kids’ brains, bodies, and behavior. We at Salud America! created an Action Pack to help your school take steps to become more trauma-informed/sensitive to reduce absenteeism and misconduct and help students become healthy, productive members of society. Let’s use #SaludTues on June 19, 2018, to see Action Pack and tweet how schools can become trauma-informed to ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/12: Summer Travel and Zika

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Zika virus has avoided big news headlines...but it's still here. In fact, as summer travel season arrives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know that Zika virus is still a concern in Latin America or the Caribbean. If a woman becomes infected with Zika during pregnancy, she can pass the virus to her fetus, which can cause birth defects. How should you prepare for safe summer travel? Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to tweet about how to prepare for summer travel while staying safe and preventing Zika virus! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Summer Travel and Zika TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 12, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOST: CDC Travel Health ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/5: Improving Men’s Health in Communities of Color

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Why is men’s health so important for Latino and other men of color? Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. Women are also more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. Latino men live five years less than Latinas. They face high incidence and mortality rates due to prostate cancer, are more likely to be smokers, and are more likely to have undiagnosed mental health issues. These issues need our attention. So, for National Men’s Health Month in June, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, to tweet about the state of men’s health and emerging strategies to improve men’s healthcare! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Improving Men’s ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/22: Healthy Minds & Hearts ❤ for National Physical Activity Month

May is National Physical Activity month. It's also National Mental Health Month!    Unfortunately, not all kids and families have access to safe places to play or services to promote healthy minds. While physical activity has numerous health benefits we often forget how important it is for promoting overall mental health and wellbeing. Some studies even show that having access to green space and physical activity programming can reduce stress levels, promote mental health and increase community resilience. Schools, workplaces, and communities all over can and should take action by promoting movement throughout the day this month and every day. On May 22, 2018 let’s use #SaludTues to chat about ways to boost physical activity and promote healthy minds in Latino ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/15: Healthy Vision Month

Good vision and eye health are vital to many aspects of health, yet Latinos have higher rates of vision loss, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than their white peers, according to recent eye research. May is Healthy Vision Month! This is a great time to learn the risks of eye diseases and how they can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures. To celebrate Healthy Vision Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latino eye health and what can be done to prevent vision loss and other eye conditions! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Healthy Vision Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 15, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica Co-Host: National Eye ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/8─Creating Opportunity: Connecting Latino Youth to Brighter, Healthier Futures

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Latino children and youth face more poverty and greater gaps in education and health than their White peers, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings. Sadly, this puts Latino kids at a disadvantage when it comes to becoming successful adults. How can we help connect these kids to better opportunities? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, to tweet about the state of Latino health and what leaders and groups can do to advance health equity and opportunity for Latino children and youth! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Creating Opportunity: Connecting Latino Youth to Brighter, Healthier Futures TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 8, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/1: Racism and its Alarming Impact on Mental Health

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Racism can crush a person’s mental health. In fact, racism negatively affects mental health because it causes depression, anxiety, and heightened psychological stress in those who experience it, research shows. How can we help Latinos and other communities of color who experience racism every day? To celebrate Mental Health Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to tweet strategies to reduce racism, help those who experience racism, and boost mental health in communities of color! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Racism and its Alarming Impact on Mental Health TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 1, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Dr. Silvia L. Mazzula, executive director, Latina ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/24: Our Kids & the Need for Social and Emotional Learning

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Social and emotional learning is BIG for early childhood development. Social and emotional learning is how Latino and all kids acquire the knowledge and skills to manage emotions, set positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and build strong relationships. With strong social and emotional skills, kids overcome challenges and avoid unhealthy behavior. They also do better in and after school, and are more likely to become healthy, functioning adults. How can we find ways to optimize the teaching of social and emotional learning to kids? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, to tweet about new ways to promote social and emotional learning in and out of school for Latino and all kids! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Our Kids and the Need for Social and ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/17: Climate Changes Health—Transportation & Community Design

Climate change is happening and it can worsen health. Automobiles, for example, impact the climate by contributing to extreme heat, poor air quality, and health issues like asthma. Extreme weather conditions can damage transportation networks, limiting access to education, employment, or healthcare, and can lead to spikes in gasoline prices. Vulnerable populations—Latinos, low-income communities, the elderly, children, and people with chronic illnesses—are less able to adapt to or recover from these climate change impacts, increasing their risk for heart disease, diabetes, heat stroke, asthma, stress, anxiety and depression. Clean transportation and healthy community design can ease the negative health impacts of climate change and have the potential to reduce obesity, heart ...

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