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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/17: Family & Social Support for Latinos



Latinos are dynamic, culturally rich, and the largest racial/ethnic minority in the United States. But they simply don't have the support they need for good health. Latinos often face big obstacles like a lack of health insurance and access to quality care. They lack good jobs and high wages. Their children have fewer opportunities for early care and education than their peers, which causes a lag in cognitive development. To address these concerns, Salud America! will unveil its new research review, "Building Support for Latino Families," to start a conversation about solutions at the #SaludTues Tweetchat on Tuesday, October 17. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Family & Social Support for Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/10: Latino Kids & Bullying


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Did you know 17.2% of Latino students report being bullied at school? Latino and children who are bullied report frequent worries, sadness, and fearfulness. Race-related bullying has negative emotional and physical health effects. Latino parents even list bullying as their No. 1 child health concern, according to the recent National Poll on Children’s Health. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, to tweet how to stop bullying, create innovative bullying prevention programs in schools and communities, build better minds for Latino kids, and celebrate National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Latino Kids and the Crisis of Bullying TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/3: Hispanic Heritage Month


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We're excited to continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15! Latinos are the country’s largest racial and ethnic minority group, as currently 1 in every 6 people in the U.S. is of Hispanic descent. By the year 2035, that number is expected to reach 1 in every 4; by 2060, 1 in 3. Latinos are becoming a true powerhouse in the country in economics, education, and culture. However, despite this dynamic growth, Latinos face barriers to high-quality health care and support services. Latinos also suffer higher rates of obesity and other health disparities than their peers. What are these barriers and, more importantly, what can be done to remove them? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 3, to tweet about the issues, discuss solutions, and share ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/26: Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation



Systematic housing segregation in the 1900s is the root of many social and environmental justice issues. One big one is inequity in neighborhood walkability, which leads to disparities in mental and physical health. Without safe places to walk, Latino families are robbed of opportunities to be healthy and thrive. Use #SaludTues on Sept. 26, 2017, to Tweet about potential solutions to improve walkability for all. Fueled by Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America, and America Walks upcoming webinar series, Walking Towards Justice, we will be discussing the intersection of residential segregation and walkability. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Intersection of Walkability & Residential Segregation” ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/19: Healthy Weight & Healthy Kids



Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! We're excited to celebrate Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic minority in the country, and highlight causes for health concerns and how to overcome them. For example nearly 40% of U.S. Latino kids are overweight or obese. These are higher rates than both white and black children, and places a big burden on the current and future state of Latino health. The good news is that healthy weight for healthy kids is an achievable goal. Use #SaludTues on Sept. 19, 2017, to tweet with us as we explore how to improve the health of Latino kids in schools and communities! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Weight & Healthy Kids TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/12: Healthy Minds and Latino Kids



Nearly 1 in 5 Latino adults suffers a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. But what's the state of mental health for Latino kids? Use #SaludTues on Sept. 12, 2017, to tweetchat with us as we explore the new Salud America! "Healthy Minds and Latino Kids" research review! The new research review, to be released during the chat, will cover the latest data on mental health and access to care among Latino youth. The review also features programs and policies that promote healthy minds in communities, schools, and homes for Latino kids. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Minds and Latino Kids TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @APAEducation; ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 9/5: Starting & Supporting Healthy Change in Our Communities


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Do you want to be part of a growing movement to make healthy changes in Latino schools and communities? Connect with us at Salud America! We are a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant research, stories, and tools to inspire people to drive healthy changes to policies and environments for Latino children and families. Healthy change can happen, and together we can make it happen! To see how to get started, use #SaludTues on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, to tweet about how policy and systems changes can promote a healthy weight, healthy mind, and healthy environment where Latino children and families live. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Starting & Supporting Healthy Change in Our Communities TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/22: How to Turn Schools into Health Hubs


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If you're a teacher or health worker, you already know that students who are healthy also perform better in the classroom. But not all schools maximize this health-and-education connection. By working together, schools, providers, and community members have a unique opportunity to improve the health of Latino and all students, while fostering better classroom performance and attendance, as well as a culture of health among parents, educators, and beyond. Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 22, 2017, to tweet about ways to partner up for creating healthy environments for students and their families! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Working Together to Boost Student Health” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/15: Elevate Early Childhood Development


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Nearly 85% of brain development happens before age 4. But Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care and services they need during their formative first three years of life, creating educational achievement gaps. How can we bridge these gaps? Early care providers and early childhood development programs have the power to connect families to services and resources to improve Latino and all kids’ school readiness and promote healthy development and wellbeing. Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 15, 2017, to tweet about how we can elevate the conversation around early childhood development. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Elevate Early Childhood Development” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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