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On average, heart disease causes 1 death every 38 seconds, according to the American Heart Association.
Latinos are often unaware of their risk for heart disease. Mexican Americans in particular have higher levels of uncontrolled blood pressure than non-Latino whites and are less likely to receive treatment for high blood pressure. This, poor diet and lack of physical activity, can put them at great risk for heart disease.
What else contributes to poor heart health?
Growing evidence shows that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) also play a role in developing heart disease.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 13, 2018, to chat about ways to promote heart health and prevent ACEs in Latino communities!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Latinos, Heart Health and ACEs”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: @CYWSanFrancisco, @Forward_Promise @PCAAmerica @ChapCareOrg @TexasYmcas
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS:
We’ll open the floor to research, your experiences, stories, & best practices as we explore:
- Ways to prevent heart disease among Latinos during #HeartHealthMonth;
- Evidence linking ACEs to high blood pressure and heart disease;
- Ways to incorporate assessment of patients’ childhood history & ACEs into primary care;
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, and share stories and resources to help promote heart health and
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.