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#SaludTues 5/14: State of Latino Housing, Transportation & Green Space


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Where you live matters for health. However, Latinos face unaffordable housing, unreliable public transportation, and a lack of green space, which limits access to health-promoting assets. To drive solutions, Salud America! will unveil a new research review, “The State of Latino Housing, Transportation, and Green Space,” at the #SaludTues Tweetchat at 1 p.m. ET May 14, 2019. The new research review will cover the latest data on how differences in housing, transportation, green space opportunities contribute to health inequities among Latinos. The review also highlights strategies and policies to improve neighborhood health equity, where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to achieve the best health possible. Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET May 14, 2019, to tweet about the ...

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#SaludTues 5/7: Let’s Celebrate Healthy Vision Month!


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Children in states like California, Texas & Florida, which all have large Latino populations are projected to have the highest visual impairment rates by 2060. Many Latino young adults are also at higher than normal risk for visual impairment due to high rates of undiagnosed and improperly managed type II diabetes in the community. Even the types of jobs which many Latinos work can put them at risk for visual impairment at an earlier age than most populations. The good news is there are many ways to protect our eyes and promote good eye health throughout the course of our lives. Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on May 7, 2019, to tweet about ways to celebrate healthy vision month among your friends, family and loved ones! WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let's Celebrate ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/30: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community



Did you know that April is National Minority Health Month? National Minority Health Month raises awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. Health disparities like poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can put Latinos at a higher risk for heart disease, which is the second leading cause of death for Latinos. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 30, 2019, to chat about ways to promote healthy hearts for Latinos! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Keeping #OurHearts Healthy in the Latino Community TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 30, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues #OurHearts  HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The Heart Truth (@TheHeartTruth), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (@nih_nhlbi), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/23: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy



Health disparities exist because unjust laws, policies, and practices have shaped the physical, economic, and social environment over many generations. This creates inequitable opportunities for education, jobs, housing, and transportation. Law and policy are essential tools to reduce health disparities, which particularly affect Latinos and other communities of color that face more poverty and less opportunity than communities with more political and economic power. Individuals and groups with political, financial, legal, and social power can ensure that laws, policies, institutions, and investments do not intentionally or unintentionally benefit some at the expense of others. Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on April 23, 2019, to tweet about legal and policy strategies that ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/16: Why Housing Matters for Our Health


Latino minority family moving into affordable housing for health equity

Did you know housing can influence your health? Inside our homes, we need an environment free of lead, mold, smoke, and other toxins. Outside our homes, we need access to quality medical care, transit, schools, jobs, and grocery stores. But certain communities lack access to these types of home environments. Others struggle to afford a home or steady housing. This undermines their opportunities for a healthy life. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to share innovative strategies to improve access to safe, secure, affordable housing for Latino and all communities: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Strong Foundations: Why Housing Matters for Our Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 16, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/9: Harmful Chemicals in Consumer Products


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Did you know many everyday products in your house contain harmful chemicals? Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Claire’s, and Monsanto are all currently facing backlash over chemicals in their baby, cosmetic, and gardening products — which have reportedly caused severe health issues, such as cancer. Many people are urging stricter chemical regulation. But as government officials and companies grapple with product regulation, these chemicals cause intolerance and other health side effects that drastically impact the lives of consumers and commercial laborers. These health inequities can affect Latinos, who work with these products more frequently than other demographics. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to share relevant information about how to ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/2: How Child Toxic Stress is Bad for Health


Without responsive relationships with caring adults, children experiencing trauma may face developmental delays and health problems later in life.

Child toxic stress is bad for health. Strong, frequent, or prolonged toxic stress response in childhood can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems. Without responsive relationships with caring adults, children these children face developmental delays and health problems later in life. But many don’t understand of how childhood trauma impacts kids’ brains, bodies, and behavior. Let’s use #SaludTues on April 2, 2019, to tweet about toxic stress problems and solutions to celebrate National Stress Awareness Month in April. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Child Toxic Stress is Bad for Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 2, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Turnaround ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/26: National Diabetes Alert Day


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Latinos are twice as likely as whites to develop and die from diabetes in their lifetime. Diabetes threatens the health of Latino regions across the country. In Texas, 13% of San Antonio's population has diabetes. 17% of people have diabetes in border cities of Brownsville and Laredo, some of the highest rates in the nation. Latino-populated California has three diabetes-prone cities, Compton (16.5%), Lynwood (16.4%) and Southgate (15%). The scary thing is that many Latinos are unaware that they even have diabetes. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, let's use #SaludTues on Twitter to chat how to promote awareness of diabetes risk factors and preventive solutions during #DiabetesAlertDay! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 26, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/19/19: Celebrating National Nutrition Month


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Good nutrition is linked to positive health outcomes. On the other hand, unhealthy eating is the leading risk factor for death, causing more than 500,000 U.S. deaths in 2016. This is bad news for Latinos who lack access to healthy foods and nutrition education. Join #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to spread the word about what can be done to promote better nutrition and chronic disease prevention in Latino and all communities. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Celebrating National Nutrition Month TIME / DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, 3/19/19 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Alliance For a Healthier Generation (@HealthierGen), MomsRising (@MomsRising) & ChapCare (ChapCareOrg).  OPTIONAL HASHTAG: ...

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