#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/15: Impact of Policy on Immigrant Health


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Anti-immigrant policies impact the health of immigrant families and national health on many levels.

When racial profiling and fear of deportation is high immigrant families are less likely to seek health care services, despite being eligible in many cases.

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Studies also show that such fears may have long term health consequences, which could result from poor food purchasing practices, a lack of physical activity, stress and poor mental health.

Let’s tweet with #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to learn more as we discuss the impact that anti-immigrant policies have on immigrant health.

WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
HOST: @SaludAmerica
CO-HOSTS: The American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds), First Focus (@First_Focus), & special guest: New York City Department of Health and Human Hygiene (@NYCHealthy)

OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #ImmigrantHealth, #FamiliesBelongTogether

This #SaludTues we’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • The current state of health among immigrants in the U.S.
  • How traumatic experiences faced by immigrant families impact childhood health.
  • What we can do to help protect immigrant rights and promote immigrant health.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote awareness of how anti-immigrant policies impact the health of immigrant and Latino families.

Contact Rosalie Aguilar at aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu for this week’s #SaludTues tweetchat questions in advance.

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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