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Tweetchat 3/21: How You Can Donate Blood to Save Lives!

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The average person has 8 pints of blood in their body. Health practitioners use about 40,000 pints of blood...every. single. day. There is a dramatic need for blood donations to help save lives, but fewer than 1 in 10 people actually donate. Latinos comprise less than 1% of all blood donors, bad news because experts say Latinos tend to have extremely important blood types. How can Latinos get more involved? On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, let’s use #SaludTues to tweet on why blood donation is vital, myths about donation, and strategies and resources on how to get more Latinos to donate blood: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Giving Life: Latinos & Blood Donation” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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Tweetchat 3/14: One Screening that Can Save Your Life

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If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are vastly improved. Sadly, colorectal cancer screening rates are low among Latinos. This makes it the second-most diagnosed cancer in Latino men and women and the No. 3 cancer killer of Latinos. Good news: You can help change these statistics! For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, let's use #SaludTues on March 14, 2017, to see how you can prevent colorectal cancer and learn about the National Cancer Institute's Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative to boost screening among racial/ethnic and rural communities. WHAT: #SaludTues: Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/7: How to Get Diverse Partners to Buy into Physical Activity

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What does "active living" really mean? It means infusing physical activity into your daily life. We shouldn't have to depart from our normal routines to get the mental and physical benefits of moving more and sitting less, which are proven to improve your health and reduce your disease risk. But not all neighborhoods have safe sidewalks or parks, and not all schools and employers provide time or space to be active. This causes certain disparities in adverse health outcomes for certain populations. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, to tweet on how diverse partners can unite to make daily physical activity a reality where Latinos and all people live, learn, work, and play: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to get Diverse Partners to Buy Into Physical ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/28: Let’s Talk Eating Disorders!

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Did you know this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness week? An increasing amount of Latino and other minority populations deal with "disordered eating"—restrained, compulsive or binge eating and an associated loss of control—in different ways depending on their culture. Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 28, 2017, to tweet about #EatingDisorders, their impact on Latinos, and info, resources, and tips how to promote healthy eating patterns for all! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Let’s Talk #EatingDisorders” DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @EDCoalition We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore: What are some signs of ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat on Valentine’s Day: I Love My Teeth!

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Untreated tooth decay is nearly twice as common among Latino school children as whites, and oral care habits at these young ages can impact oral care habits in adulthood. That's why Latinos and all children need good dental health behaviors as early as possible. Join with us and our partners and use #SaludTues on Feb. 14, 2017, to tweet ideas, solutions, and resources to improve dental health for Latino and all kids for Children’s Dental Health Month in February: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “I Love My Teeth: Latinos & Children’s Dental Health Month” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, February 14th 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: Children's Dental Health Project (@Teeth_Matter), the Association‌ ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/24/17: Crush Cervical Cancer!

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Latinas are more prone to certain cancers? Cervical cancer is a big one. But did you know that most cases of cervical cancer among Latinas (and all women) can be prevented? How? Making sure that screenings are done starting at age 21 and women who are ages 21-29 get a Pap test every 3 years, don’t smoke, and encourage young women to get vaccinated now to help make this cancer part of the past. Let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 to tweet what all Latinas should know about cervical cancer, including the warning signs and the prevention steps. Follow #SaludTues to join the conversation: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Crush Cervical Cancer! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/17: The Power of Promotores

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Many Latinos struggle with cultural, language, and other barriers to healthcare, which is why they face disproportionate rates of diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other issues. The good news: Promotores are an emerging solution. Promotores, also called community health workers, patient navigators or health advocates, increasingly play an important role in promoting community-based health education and prevention in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to tweet how to utilize, train, and incorporate more promotores for Latinos: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Power of Promotores” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/10: Birth Defects—What Latina Moms Need to Know

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Birth defects can be a hard topic to talk about. But the reality is that many newborns struggle with long-term health issues. That's especially true for Latinos, as Latinas have up to a 40% higher risk of of having babies born with a birth defect called Neural Tube Defects (NTDs). The good news is that some birth defects are preventable. As January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, let's use #SaludTues on Jan. 10, 2017, to tweet ways Latinas and all moms-to-be can prevent birth defects, from proper prenatal care to supplementing folic acid before and during pregnancy: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Birth Defects Prevention Month: What Latinas Need to Know” DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues ...

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Tweetchat: How to Improve Mental Health Care for Latino Kids

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Conversations about mental health can often be difficult to have. Many Latino teens and their families avoid the topic altogether. Why should you talk openly open mental health? Latino kids are often affected by issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicide at higher rates than non-Latinos. About 1 in 7 Latina teens attempt suicide. This Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, use #SaludTues to take a stand for Latino kids and tweet solutions to tackle the top issues affecting their mental health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Address Challenges in Mental Health Care for Latino Kids” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, December 20, 2016 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday COHOSTS: The American Psychological Association's (APA) Public Interest ...

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