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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/26: Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation



Systematic housing segregation in the 1900s is the root of many social and environmental justice issues. One big one is inequity in neighborhood walkability, which leads to disparities in mental and physical health. Without safe places to walk, Latino families are robbed of opportunities to be healthy and thrive. Use #SaludTues on Sept. 26, 2017, to Tweet about potential solutions to improve walkability for all. Fueled by Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and America Walks upcoming webinar series, Walking Towards Justice, we will be discussing the intersection of residential segregation and walkability. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation” ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/19: Healthy Weight & Healthy Kids



Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! We're excited to celebrate Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic minority in the country, and highlight causes for health concerns and how to overcome them. For example nearly 40% of U.S. Latino kids are overweight or obese. These are higher rates than both white and black children, and places a big burden on the current and future state of Latino health. The good news is that healthy weight for healthy kids is an achievable goal. Use #SaludTues on Sept. 19, 2017, to tweet with us as we explore how to improve the health of Latino kids in schools and communities! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Weight & Healthy Kids TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/12: Healthy Minds and Latino Kids



Nearly 1 in 5 Latino adults suffers a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. But what's the state of mental health for Latino kids? Use #SaludTues on Sept. 12, 2017, to tweetchat with us as we explore the new Salud America! "Healthy Minds and Latino Kids" research review! The new research review, to be released during the chat, will cover the latest data on mental health and access to care among Latino youth. The review also features programs and policies that promote healthy minds in communities, schools, and homes for Latino kids. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Minds and Latino Kids TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @APAEducation; ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/5: Starting & Supporting Healthy Change in Our Communities


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Do you want to be part of a growing movement to make healthy changes in Latino schools and communities? Connect with us at Salud America! We are a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant research, stories, and tools to inspire people to drive healthy changes to policies and environments for Latino children and families. Healthy change can happen, and together we can make it happen! To see how to get started, use #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, to tweet about how policy and systems changes can promote a healthy weight, healthy mind, and healthy environment where Latino children and families live. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Starting & Supporting Healthy Change in Our Communities TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/22: How to Turn Schools into Health Hubs


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If you're a teacher or health worker, you already know that students who are healthy also perform better in the classroom. But not all schools maximize this health-and-education connection. By working together, schools, providers, and community members have a unique opportunity to improve the health of Latino and all students, while fostering better classroom performance and attendance, as well as a culture of health among parents, educators, and beyond. Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 22, 2017, to tweet about ways to partner up for creating healthy environments for students and their families! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Working Together to Boost Student Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/15: Elevate Early Childhood Development


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Nearly 85% of brain development happens before age 4. But Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care and services they need during their formative first three years of life, creating educational achievement gaps. How can we bridge these gaps? Early care providers and early childhood development programs have the power to connect families to services and resources to improve Latino and all kids’ school readiness and promote healthy development and wellbeing. Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 15, 2017, to tweet about how we can elevate the conversation around early childhood development. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Elevate Early Childhood Development” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/8/17: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month


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School supplies. New clothes. Meet the teacher. Are you ready for back to school?! Well, you may not be, if you also haven't scheduled eye exams for your family. Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning and other aspects of health, yet Latino children are more likely than their peers to have vision problems. To celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, to tweet about the latest on Latino children’s eye health and how parents and others can improve children's vision! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Children's Eye Health and Safety Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica Co-Host: American ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/1/17: Water vs. Sugary Drinks


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Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than their peers at all ages, which contributes to their high obesity rates, research shows. And they drink less water, too. Water consumption can decrease sugary drink intake, prevent cavities, and reduce risk of dehydration and its effect on fatigue and brain functioning. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, to tweet how to increase access to water for Latino and all kids, and celebrate the #SaludWater campaign! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Water vs. Sugary Drinks” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOST: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (@CSPI), Public Health Advocates (@WeArePHA), Kick the Can ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/25 – Get the Facts: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month


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Nearly 1 in 5 Latinos suffers a mental health problem. But Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups are less likely than whites to seek out treatment for mental health conditions. Why? How can we help? To celebrate Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, let's use #SaludTues on July 25, 2017, to tweet about Latino mental health issues, resources, and solutions! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 25, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (@afspnational), National Alliance on Mental Illness (@NAMICommunicate), The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health ...

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