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According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center Latinos are more likely (50% vs. 34%) to see the recent COVID-19 outbreak as a threat to their finances.
The same poll found that Latinos were also more likely to be concerned about the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the U.S. population’s health.
Given that Latinos are more likely to work in service industries and earn less than $15/hr these findings are not surprising.
Latinos are also less likely to have access to insurance and paid sick leave or family leave.
Although the effects of COVID-19 are felt across the nation as a whole, Latinos are especially vulnerable under the current circumstances. Many will face the threat of food insecurity, amid other inequities.
How does wealth inequality add to the problem of health inequity in the Latino community?
On April 7, 2020 let’s use #SaludTues, join us for a discussion on how Latino health inequities are compounded by wealth inequality.
WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Wealth Inequality Impacts Latino Health”
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 7, 2020
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
CO-HOSTS: Common Health Action (@CommonHealthACT), The Diverse Elders Coalition(@DiverseElders), Mission Economic Development Agency (@medasf)
We’ll open the floor to relevant information, your stories, and collective experiences as we explore:
- How does the wealth and pay gap impact Latino health, education, & job opportunities?
- What are some policies that might aid or hurt Latino families during times of crisis like amid the #COVID19 outbreak?
- What are some causes of the wealth gap seen between Latinos and other groups in the U.S.?
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.