#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/19/16: Online Communities & Tools For Healthy Change


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By Rosalie Aguilar, Salud America! Project Coordinator

At least 76% of U.S. Latinos connect to the Internet by mobile phone—many of which are#SaludTues 07-19 connected to social media networks according to the Pew Research Center. Social media and online communities can be a great way to share information and tools to drive social change. Salud America! uses its website and online community to keep educators, parents, leaders, and members of the health care industry informed about the latest stories, policies and systems change to reverse Latino childhood obesity. This week we’ll be chatting about online communities and resources that can activate change.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:  “Online Communities & Tools For Healthy Change”

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we:

  • Provide examples of online tools, tech, and strategies to share with your own network.
  • Share online resources that can help drive healthy change for Latino #communities and childhood obesity prevention.
  • Discuss ways that online communities, campaigns, and powerful mapping tools can be used to drive social change.

Before the Tweetchat we’ll also be co-hosting a webinar with CommunityCommons! Sign up for the free webinar here. If you still haven’t registered as Salud Leader with Salud America click here.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help promote a mental health awareness among Latinos!

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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