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You might know that health inequities, such as a lack of access to health care, housing, or transportation, prevent Latinos and other people of color from getting a fair opportunity to live their healthiest.
These inequities can cut deeply, and for a long time.
Some experts compare these inequities to a “chronic wound” that doesn’t heal in a timely or expected way, with both little progress and many long-term health consequences.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 2, 2021, to tweet about how advocates, planners, and other leaders can take action to solve the chronic wound of health inequities!
- WHERE: Twitter
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “The Chronic Wound of Health Inequities”
- WHEN: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021
- HOST: Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio (@SaludAmerica)
- CO-HOST: University of Florida Transportation Institute (@_UFTI), Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (PHEAL) from the State of Place (@PHEAL2020)
- SPECIAL GUESTS: Dr. Mehri Mohebbi of the University of Florida Transportation Institute (@Mohebbmi), Dr. Mariela Alfonzo of the State of Place (@CityFoodLover), and Esther Greenhouse (@EstherGreenhous) and Stephanie Firestone (@firekrone) of AARP
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Why are health inequities like chronic wounds?
- What ways are people engaging communities in addressing health inequities?
- How can planners and urban designers uplift health equity?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your tips, stories, and resources to explore health equity!
#SaludTues is a health equity Tweetchat especially focused on the Hispanic/Latino population at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.