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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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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/10: Health and Safety at Home for Latino Kids

It's the season for Spring cleaning and getting kids outdoors to play, but there are safety precautions to consider at the start of the sunny seasons. Did you know that on average, one child dies every 10 days when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Commission. How can families stay healthy and safe at home? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to tweet about the latest at-home safety and health, and preventative measures that can help Latino kids and their families.  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Health and Safety at Home for Latino Kids" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 10, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: U.S. Consumer Product Safety ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/3: How to Improve Access to Healthy Foods/Drinks

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Sugar isn’t always sweeter. Latinos and many other families live in food environments with an abundance of unhealthy high-sugar food and drink options. They have less access to fresh produce, clean water, and other healthy options. This situation, sadly, sets the stage for obesity, diabetes, and more. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, to tweet how to increase the availability of and access to healthy food and water for Latino and all families! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Improve Access to Healthy Foods/Drinks TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 3, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Voices for Health Kids (@Voices4HK), Healthy Schools Campaign (@healthyschools), First 5 LA ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/20: Celebrating Child Life Specialists & Kids with Disabilities

As the U.S. Latino population continues to grow so does the need for quality health care services. Yet many Latinos remain uninsured and face barriers to care like poverty, and a lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Latino children who are chronically ill or who have special needs are especially vulnerable due having the lowest rates of insurance coverage when compared to other minority kids. Despite these challenges, every child deserves the best quality of healthcare services available. For children who are chronically ill, this may take the form of a child life specialist, who can provide evidence-based therapeutic play and therapy to a child and also help establish trust with families. Let’s use #SaludTues on March 20, 2018, to chat about ways to ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/13: Women in Health, the Environment, and Policy

The places we are born, grow, live, work, and age were not created equitably for all. Women of color tend to live in places with less access to opportunity—safe places to walk and play, healthy food, quality education, public transportation, employment opportunities, and preventive health care. This hinders educational attainment, income, and physical and mental health. Fortunately, women are increasingly standing up to the historical social, environmental, and political issues that spur poor health. To celebrate Women’s History Month, let's use #SaludTues on March 13, 2018, to tweet about awesome women who have and continue to build a culture of health for Latino and all families in the places they live. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "Women in Health, the Environment, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat: Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Every year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to workplace eye injury, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Good vision is an important part of overall eye health, especially in the workplace. As part of Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month in March, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, to tweet about the latest on workplace eye injury, eye safety, and preventative measures that can help Latinos and all workers.  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 6, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Prevent Blindness Texas (@PBTEXAS), National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute) We’ll open the ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/20: Oral Health Takes a Community

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (#NCDHM)! What a great time to recognize the importance of kids' teeth. Yes, teeth. For kids, not properly caring for teeth can lead to cavities, decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. It can force kids to miss school and fall behind in their academic development. More than that, it can eventually contribute to mental health issues, heart disease, certain cancers, and other major problems—all more prevalent among Latinos. The bottom line = Latino and all kid’s smiles matter! On Tuesday, Feb., 2018, let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about the issues, discuss solutions, and share resources on oral health for Latinos and all kids for National Children’s Dental Health Month! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: ...

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