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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/5: Supporting Caregivers & Healthy Environments for Latino Health Equity


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At least 1 in 3 U.S. Latino households has at least one family caregiver. This number will continue to grow as many Latinos face higher than average risks for chronic disease, such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and certain cancers. Although caregivers play an essential role in many families, they also face a great deal of stress, having to juggle multiple jobs while going unpaid for their time spent caring for a loved one. Of even greater concern is that caregivers often experience worse health outcomes than the person they're caring for. So what can we do to advocate for caregivers and their loved ones? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, to discuss ways to provide support and promote a healthy environment for Latino caregivers and their loved ones amid the ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/28: How to Ensure Diversity in Research during Coronavirus


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Fewer than 5% of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials. That gives researchers less chance to find treatments that work for this population. Latinos suffer a heavier burden of coronavirus, obesity, and certain cancers. How are we going to make sure new treatments─such as a COVID-19 vaccine─work as well for Latinos and other people of color? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, to discuss how to ensure diversity and inclusion of people of color in research amid the COVID-19 pandemic! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Ensure Diversity in Research during Coronavirus TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 28, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: UnidosUS (@WeAreUnidosUS); League of ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/21: Tackling Latino Food Insecurity amid Coronavirus


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The coronavirus outbreak is making it harder for Latino and other families to get enough food to feed their families, a condition also called food insecurity. Families that rely on food assistance can’t stock up, or shop online, either. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, to discuss how to improve food access and mitigate food insecurity for Latinos and all people during the COVID-19 pandemic! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Tackling Latino Food Insecurity amid Coronavirus TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 21, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  UnidosUS (@WeAreUnidosUS), Food Research and Action Center (@fractweets), and Feeding America Advocacy (@hunger) HASHTAG: #SaludTues ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/14: How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Housing Crisis


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The coronavirus outbreak (COVID19) has sickened many and continues to spread around the world. The pandemic is affecting health equity in many ways, including homelessness, evictions, and affordable housing options. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 14, 2020, to tweetchat about the Coronavirus is affecting housing crisis! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Housing Crisis!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April, 14, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap), Communicate for Health Justice (@_CFHJ), and the Center for Care Innovations (@CCIVoice) OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID19 We’ll open the floor to research, your experiences, stories, and best practices ...

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#SaludTues 4/7/20: How Wealth Inequality Impacts Latino Health


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According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center Latinos are more likely (50% vs. 34%) to see the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a threat to their finances. The same poll found that Latinos were also more likely to be concerned about the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the U.S. population's health. Given that Latinos are more likely to work in service industries and earn less than $15/hr these findings are not surprising. Latinos are also less likely to have access to insurance and paid sick leave or family leave. Although the effects of COVID-19 are felt across the nation as a whole, Latinos are especially vulnerable under the current circumstances. Many will face the threat of food insecurity, amid other inequities. How does wealth inequality ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/31: Safe Routes to Healthy Food—Why & How


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Everyone deserves a safe and reliable way to get to healthy food—whether a supermarket, farmers market, or food bank. Without nearby grocery stores, people must travel further or rely on corner stores, which often sell food that is poorer in quality and more expensive, and without crosswalks, sidewalks, and bike lanes, people walking and biking are at increased risk of injury or death. The Safe Routes National Partnership released a new report with policy implications, opportunities, and recommendations to help you advance safe routes to healthy food in your community. Let’s use #SaludTues on March 31, 2020, to tweet about the problem, opportunities, and policy recommendations to improve access to healthy foods, particularly for people without cars.   WHAT: #SaludTues ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/24: What You Should Know About the Coronavirus Infection


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The coronavirus outbreak has sickened many and continues to spread around the world. The World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020 declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. The virus is spreading rapidly and according WHO all countries should focus on containment and spread the precautionary information among public. Let’s use #SaludTues on March 24, 2020, to tweetchat about ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What You Should Know about Coronavirus Infection!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Mar, 24, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  Public Health Maps @PublicHealthMap, Everyday Health @EverydayHealth Communicate for Health Justice @_CFHJ COVID-19 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/17: Strategies for Social Justice & Health Equity


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We want to see a United States that achieves health equity, where all people have a fair, just opportunity to live their healthiest lives. But so many people face social, environmental, and health injustices. So let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to discuss the state of social justice and offer strategies on how we can all work together to achieve health equity for all! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Strategies for Social Justice and Health Equity TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 17, 2020 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS:  The Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday), Dr. Karey Sutton (@DR_KMSutton), Dr. Philip M. Alberti (@PM_Alberti) HASHTAG: #SaludTues OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/10: Routine Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)



Our bodies are wired for survival—thanks to our biological stress response system. However, without buffering protections, adversity in childhood can lead to a toxic stress response—changes in brain structure and function, how genes are read, functioning of the immune and inflammatory systems, and growth and development. This toxic stress response is associated with increased risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, suicide, and numerous other negative health and social outcomes. By screening children and families, providers can assess their risk of toxic stress and provide appropriate education, treatment, and services. After all, screening is one of the most basic tools of modern public health and preventive ...

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