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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/6: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Improve Latino Health

Neglect. Abuse. Domestic violence. Living in foster care. Racism. Civil unrest. Fear of deportation. These traumas can severely damage children's minds and bodies. In fact, childhood trauma—also called adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)—can increase risk for health conditions like diabetes, spur risky behaviors like substance abuse and smoking, and cause depression and other mental health issues. These problems, which can last into adulthood, affect Latino children at a much higher rate. A trauma-informed approach can help educators and caregivers recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma to help children heal. Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 6, 2018, to Tweet about a trauma-informed approach to improve Latino and all kid’s health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “A ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/30: National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Eight out of every 10 Latinos with glaucoma do not even know they have it, according to the National Eye Institute. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Good vision is an important part of overall eye health, but knowing the risks of eye diseases can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures. To bring awareness to this disease, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latinos and glaucoma and how Latinos can improve or prevent glaucoma and other vision problems! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat "National Glaucoma Awareness Month" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica Co-Host: American Academy of Ophthalmology ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/23: How to Fight Cervical Cancer among Latinas

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Latinas have some good trends—and bad trends—when it comes to cervical cancer. The Latina cervical cancer rate declined 3.9% a year from 2003 to 2012...but Latinas are still the most likely of all women to get cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is available and protects against cervical cancer...but the vaccine is “severely underutilized.” How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, to tweet how to help Latinas prevent and fight cervical cancer in honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month in January! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Fight Cervical Cancer among Latinas TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: CDC (@CDC_Cancer); American ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/16/18: Making Latinos Healthier in 2018

It’s a brand-new year, as 2018 is here! If you are like millions of others across the country, you probably took some time to come up with a New Year’s resolution or two. Each New Year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions. These vary from eating healthier, getting more exercise, and being more aware of their mental health. While the intentions are good, these resolutions are not always easy to stick to. So, what if, for 2018, we did something different? What if we resolved to make this year healthier for Latinos? Despite being the largest and youngest racial and ethnic minority group in the country (and their numbers are getting larger and younger with each passing year), Latinos still suffer from numerous disparities that prevent them from obtaining the best ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/9: How to Build Support for Latino Families in 2018!

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Almost 4 in 5 Latino kids suffer at least 1 adverse childhood experience (ACE) such as poverty, neglect or abuse. 1 in 5 Latino youth suffer from depressive symptoms. This coupled with a lack of parental involvement in a child’s education and poor health can make things extraordinarily difficult for Latino kids to graduate from high school and succeed in life. The good news is communities can take action by pooling resources and working with others to support Latino families from before birth through adulthood. Join us this Tuesday, Jan. 9, during our weekly #SaludTues chat, as we chat about ways to support education and build communities that thrive. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Build Support for Latino Families in 2018! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Jan. 9, ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/2: Framing the Problem of Junk Food Marketing to Latinos

Junk food marketing is a problem and hurts Latino kids’ health. To improve Latino kids’ health, we must remove obstacles to eating healthy, particularly targeted marketing of junk food. But how do you communicate this issue to others? Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, to Tweet about shifting people’s thinking about targeted marketing of junk food to Latino kids. We will discuss messaging and communication tips to frame the problem as a health equity issue. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Framing the Problem of Junk Food Marketing to Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Berkeley Media Studies Group (@BMSG) and UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/19: Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities

Health equity is important for everyone. But for Latinos with disabilities, there may not be sufficient information and services that promote wellness that reach this population. About 8.8% of U.S. Hispanics are living with a disability, according to The Pew Research Center. How can we work together so that Latinos living with disabilities are getting health information and services to prevent health inequalities? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, to tweet tips to help Latinos living with disabilities get wellness information they need to be healthy. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Health Equity for Latinos Living With Disabilities” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET  Tuesday, Dec., 19 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/12: Connecting Latinos to Resources

Despite being the largest racial/ethnic minority in the United States, Latinos face many obstacles to economic stability, educational achievement, and sustainable health. These disparities often lead to Latino children and family to fall behind in school, social development, and overall physical well-being. Why is this the case? Why do these barriers exist? More importantly, how can we overcome these obstacles? On Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017, let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter to discuss innovative ways to help Latinos kids and adults get the help the medical, financial, social, emotional, and mental health resources they need. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Connecting Latinos to Resources” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 TIME: 1-2 p.m. ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/5: How Latino Families Can Get Covered

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More than 1 in 3 Latino families live in poverty, and more than 1 in 5 don’t even have health insurance coverage they need to prevent disease and live healthy. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, to tweet how to help Latino parents and kids get the healthcare coverage they need before the end of Open Enrollment on Dec. 15! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How Latino Families Can Get Covered TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @MomsRising, @MamasConPoder, @ChapCareOrg LANGUAGE: English and Spanish OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #GetCovered #OpenEnrollment #SaludSupport We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore: ...

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