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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/18: You’re the Mom!


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Busy schedules and the convenience of fast food make it hard for families to eat healthy. This is especially true for Latino and African American communities where fast food tends to be more abundant and access to grocery stores is limited. Moms have the power to make a change! Let's use #SaludTues on July 18, 2017, to tweet about empowering moms to make healthy food choices for their family, including the awesome digital tools that are part of the "You’re the Mom" campaign! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “You’re the Mom: Making Meals Healthy & Fun for Kids” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 18, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludToday CO-HOSTS: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/11: STEM & Wellness: A Powerful Combination


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Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math have higher than average salaries. But Latinos, particularly Latinas, are less likely to get a degree in these STEM fields. This creates a dire income gap for a population that at the same time suffers disproportionately from health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Blending STEM and wellness can transform traditionally segmented curriculum to improve health and ensure Latinos can be part of a healthy workforce with economic opportunities. Let's use #SaludTues on July 11, 2017, to tweet about how to boost student success, resiliency, and equitable access to quality educational opportunities, while also increasing health and wellness resources for Latinos. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “STEM & Wellness: A ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/27/17: How to Protect Yourself from Health Fraud


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When it comes to health, what is real and what is fake? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Health fraud scams refer to products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure diseases, but are not proven safe and effective for those uses. These scams waste money and can lead to delays in getting proper diagnosis and treatment. They can also cause serious or even fatal injuries. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to tweet in English and Spanish about the latest strategies to help Latinos and all people avoid health scams and get access to truly beneficial health care! WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “How to Protect Yourself from Health Fraud” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 27, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/20: How Swimming Can Change Lives


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Drowning is the No. 2 cause of death for toddlers. Many others suffer submersion injuries that may cause major brain injuries, especially among minority children. Why is this? Many Latino and other minority children can't swim and lack access to swimming lessons and pools, which can cause a fear of water. This, in turn, can increase their risk of drowning and lessen their chances of participating in beneficial physical activity in water, from swimming to underwater handstands to water skiing and tubing. Latino children need access to places to learn to swim, which also has been proven to increase children’s confidence, motor skills, and academic achievement. Let's use #SaludTues on June 20, 2017, to tweet about how great swimming is and how to improve Latino kid’s access ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs


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A rising number of middle and high school kids, especially Latinos, are smoking electronic cigarettes, according to a National Institutes of Health report. What are real dangers behind e-cigs and similar products? Can these hook kids into smoking cigarettes? This is a critical question given that Latino kids are 67% more likely than their White peers to start smoking and develop a daily habit, according to a study. Let’s use #SaludTues on June 13, 2017, to tweet how e-cigs and other products affect the health of Latino teens and minority populations. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Truth About E-cigs and Tobacco Products and Their Impact on Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 13, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/6: National Men’s Health Month


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Newsflash: Men and women are different. Of course, men don't have to go through what many women go through in reproductive health, such as pregnancy, giving birth, and other issues. But men do fare worse in other heath conditions. Men die at higher rates than women for 8 of the 10 top causes of death. Men die at younger ages than women, and they are more likely to develop chronic diseases throughout their lifetimes, Livestrong.com reports. Among Latino men, the numbers are even starker. Latino men have lifespans that are 5 years shorter than Latinas. They are more likely to have undiagnosed mental health issues. For the National Men’s Health Month in June, let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about Latino men's health issues, solutions, and resources on June 6, 2017. ...

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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 5/30: Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity


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More Latino and Black youth are “disconnected”—not in school and not working—than their White peers, according to recent County Health Rankings data. How can we connect more minority youth to healthy, successful futures? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, to tweet about the latest strategies and resources to connect Latino and other minority youth to opportunities in education, jobs, and civic engagement from the earliest ages into adulthood: WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 30, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings (@CHRankings), The United Way (@UnitedWay) Optional hashtags: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 5/23: How to Help People Move More, Sit Less


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We shouldn’t have to shake up our daily routines to get the mental and physical benefits of physical activity. But for Latino families, physical activity often isn't a daily norm. In fact, Latino-majority schools provide less time for recess and P.E., and Latino neighborhoods have fewer places to walk and play, Salud America! research shows. Let's use #SaludTues on May 23, 2017, to tweet about partnerships, programs, policy changes, and infrastructure that can help Latinos and everyone move more and sit less in the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray, and retire. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Active Living Programs, Policy Changes, and Infrastructure Improvements” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 23, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/16: Get the Facts – Latinos, Hepatitis, and Liver Cancer


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May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth. The number of U.S. Latinos with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of overall people with hepatitis C (1.3%). Hepatitis C disease progression has also shown to be faster in Latinos than in Whites. Worldwide, hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. Latinos have much higher liver cancer rates than Whites, too. Why is this the case? What prevention can be done? What should Latinos know? Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet-chat on Tuesday, May 16, about liver issues, resources, and solutions for Latinos. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Get the Facts – Latinos, Hepatitis, and Liver Cancer” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 16, 2017 WHERE: ...

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