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At least 1 in 6 Latinos in the U.S. live with a disability. Nearly 40% of these individuals are classified as obese, according to the CDC.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is a good time to reflect on policies and solutions to help communities come together to support disabled individuals through inclusive programs and strategies.
We must work to make workplaces, homes, stores, streets and public spaces accessible to everyone.
Let’s tweet with #SaludTues on Oct. 29, 2019, to share ways to work towards inclusion for disabled individuals and all! We’ll also celebrate the accomplishments of disabled individuals and discuss employment opportunities.
WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “National Disability Employment Awareness Month”
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
CO-HOSTS: @SaludAmerica, The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (@NCHPAD), The Accessibility, Compliance & Equity in Education Journal (@access2equityed), Dr. Andy Colombo-Dougovito, Assistant Professor at The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas (@amcdphd)
We’ll open the floor to relevant information, your stories, and collective experiences as we explore:
- What are some ways to promote inclusion and employment opportunities for individuals who are disabled?
- What are some reasons for high obesity rates among adults with disabilities across race/ethnicity groups?
- How can you get involved with promoting health equity for adults and children with disabilities?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share information, stories, and advice about working to promote healthy environments for Latinos and all!
Interested in co-hosting this chat? Contact Rosalie Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org.