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About half of Latino adults lack basic health literacy. Health literacy is how well a person understands health info, and uses it to make health decisions.
The lower your health literacy, the worse your health.
Fortunately, advocates have many ways to improve health literacy in schools and communities!
Let’s use #SaludTues on Oct. 24, 2017, to share how to push for health literacy among local families, and celebrate #healthliteracymonth!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Healthy Literacy and Advocacy
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Society of Health and Physical Educators (@SHAPE_America); March of Dimes nacer sano (@nacersano); University of Texas Center for Health Communication (@uthealthcomm); and others
- Optional Hashtags: #SaludSupport, #healthliteracy, #healthliteracymonth
We’ll open the floor to your stories, tips and experiences, as we explore:
- What is health literacy is why is it important?
- How we can boost #healthliteracy & cultural competence in Latino and other minority communities.
- How advocacy relates to health literacy.
- What we can do to advocate for healthy changes in our workplaces, schools and community.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to discuss how to boost Latino family and child health!
Click here to learn about our #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.