#SaludTues 5/7: Let’s Celebrate Healthy Vision Month!

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Children in states like California, Texas & Florida, which all have large Latino populations are projected to have the highest visual impairment rates by 2060.

Many Latino young adults are also at higher than normal risk for visual impairment due to high rates of undiagnosed and improperly managed type II diabetes in the community. Even the types of jobs which many Latinos work can put them at risk for visual impairment at an earlier age than most populations.

Healthy vision month

The good news is there are many ways to protect our eyes and promote good eye health throughout the course of our lives.

Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on May 7, 2019, to tweet about ways to celebrate healthy vision month among your friends, family and loved ones!

  • WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let’s Celebrate Healthy Vision Month”
  • DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute), National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd), League of United Latin American Citizens (@LULAC)
  • HASHTAGS: #SaludTues, #HealthyVisionMonth

We’ll open the floor to valuable information on:

  • Why it’s important for young adults to take care of their eye health;
  • Why Latinos should make eye health a priority; and
  • Information on how to protect vision loss in the future

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve health equity for Latino and all people.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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of Latino parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

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