Salud Talks: The Salud America! Podcast

Salud America!'s periodic podcast covers a range of Latino-focused topics — everything from cancer to adverse childhood experiences to social inequity.

What is Salud Talks?

This podcast is a periodic production of Salud America!, the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health San Antonio’s media organization. This project aims to inform listeners of health inequities and trends impacting the Latino community. Episodes—released periodically—feature notable guests working day-to-day in the issues that are affecting Latinos in America today.

Salud Talks Cover Art FINALWhere can I find this podcast?

Salud Talks will be available on major podcast platforms, including:

Don’t forget to join in on the conversation using #SaludTalks on social media.

What topics does the podcast cover?

Salud Talks covers anything and everything that impacts the Latino community. From social concerns, such as lack of representation in creative media, or health inequities, such as high rates of obesity.

Want to know more? Check out our features in the Rivard Report and San Antonio Magazine.

How can I support this project?

Salud Talks is a production of Salud America! The best way to support our work, consider donating to our cause.

How can I submit an episode idea, give feedback, or contact the producers?

Email us at and share your ideas for an episode.

Who produces this content?

Salud Talks is produced by Salud America! digital content curators Callie Rainosek and Alyssa Gonzales. It is executive-produced and often hosted by Salud America! Director Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez. Salud America! is a program of the Institute of Health Promotion Research, within UT Health San Antonio, funded by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and others.

Our theme song is “Latin Fling” by Bonus Points. Follow his work on Spotify and SoundCloud.

Our cover art was designed by Kourtney Despres.


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Salud Talks Podcast Episode 37: “COVID-19 and Health Disparities Impacting Latinos”
Health disparities have impacted Latinos for many years. Worse, the COVID-19 pandemic only worsened these inequities. ...
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Salud Talks Podcast Episode 34: “Addressing White Privilege”
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