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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/12: Preventing Gun Violence


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Gun violence is a rising public health and social justice issue in the United States. In fact, gun violence is one of the top causes of premature death, killing more than 38,000 Americans and causing nearly 85,000 injuries each year, according to the CDC. The good news is that gun violence is preventable. The bad news is that not enough people see it as preventable, according to the Berkeley Media Studies Group. Mass shootings are not the largest source of gun violence, but they dominate media coverage. This can spark fear, create the idea of gun violence as inevitable, and obscure potential solutions to the epidemic. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, to share innovative strategies to create a new narrative on preventing gun violence in Latino and all ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/5: The Sleep Crisis & Latino Health


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Are you getting enough sleep? The United States is facing a sleep crisis. Lack of sleep can contribute to heart attacks, diabetes, and other serious health issues that affect Latinos more, says the CDC. It can also affect mood and memory. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, to tweet about the sleep crisis in the United States, the importance of sleep for disease prevention, and ways to improve sleep for Latino and all people. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Sleep Crisis & Latino Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, March 5, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Diverse Elders (@DiverseElders), The American Academy of Sleep Medicine  (@AASMorg),Hamilton Community Health Network ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/26: Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month!


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Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of death in the United States. For Latinos, it is the second leading cause of death behind cancer. Latinos are often uninformed of their risk for heart disease. Specifically, Mexican Americans have greater levels of uncontrolled blood pressure than non-Latino whites. They are also less likely to get treatment for high blood pressure. Additionally, poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can put Latinos and all at a higher risk for heart disease as well as other chronic conditions. Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 26, 2019, to chat about ways to promote heart health for Latinos and all! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month!” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 ...

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#SaludTues 2/19: Eye Health & Low Vision Awareness Month


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By 2040, Latinos are projected to have the highest rates of visual impairment compared to other U.S. minority groups. An increased risk for developing type II diabetes, combined with a rapid growth in the aging population are two key drivers increasing the risk for visual impairment and diabetic eye diseases , like diabetic retinopathy, among this population. What can we do to help prevent and address this in the Latino community? On Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2019, let’s tweet with #SaludTues  to learn more as we discuss how to promote eye health and low vision awareness during #LowVisionAwareness month! TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Prevent Blindness Texas (@PBTEXAS), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/12: Building our Outdoor and Ecological Literacy



Latinos lack access to healthy food and safe places to walk, bike and play and are less able to adapt or recover from changing climate. They face more social and economic barriers. They suffer higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, and asthma than their white peers. Improving equitable access to community green space and creating sustainable foods systems and transportation networks can help to improve health and social mobility. Join us for a #SaludTues Tweetchat on Feb. 12, 2019, to tweet about building our outdoor and ecological literacy about community green space, food systems and transportation networks.   WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Building our Outdoor and Ecological Literacy" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/5: Helping Kids Have Healthier Childhoods!


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“Children are our future.” You’ve heard this old saying before, but it’s never been truer. Childhood experiences set the physical, psychological, and social foundation as a child grows into adulthood. But Latinos and other communities lack support to meet children’s needs in opportunities for good health, education, and more, jeopardizing our nation’s future. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to share innovative strategies and solutions to help Latino and all children have healthier childhoods and brighter futures: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "From Birth to Graduation: Helping Kids Have Healthier Childhoods and Brighter Futures" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/29: The Future of Affordable Housing Advocacy for Latinos


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U.S. housing is at its least affordable in 10 years, according to a recent report. Lack of affordable housing has strong implications for many Latinos and greatly impacts their quality of life. Not enough attention is given to the impact of the low Latino homeownership rate on America’s ongoing economic recovery, and in turn, the future of the nation’s housing market and related issues. Let’s tweet with #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, to share how to shape and improve the future of affordable housing advocacy for Latino health and education. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: "The Future of Affordable Housing Advocacy for Latino Health & Education" TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/22: Companies Still Target Latino Kids with Unhealthy Ads



Restaurants, and food and beverage companies continue targeting Black and Hispanic consumers with advertising for their least nutritious products, primarily fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snacks, according to a new UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity report released Jan. 15. Eight out of 10 of the food ads seen by Hispanic children on Spanish-language TV promote fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snacks, the report states. Although targeted marketing is not problematic in and of itself, target advertising for products that are high in sugar, fat, sodium, and calories to Latino and Black consumers is a public health issue. Join #SaludTues on Jan. 22, 2019, to explore the report findings and tweet about how companies continue to target Latino youth with ads for ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/15: Impact of Policy on Immigrant Health


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Anti-immigrant policies impact the health of immigrant families and national health on many levels. When racial profiling and fear of deportation is high immigrant families are less likely to seek health care services, despite being eligible in many cases. Studies also show that such fears may have long term health consequences, which could result from poor food purchasing practices, a lack of physical activity, stress and poor mental health. Let's tweet with #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to learn more as we discuss the impact that anti-immigrant policies have on immigrant health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The American ...

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