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Health disparities exist because unjust laws, policies, and practices have shaped the physical, economic, and social environment over many generations.
This creates inequitable opportunities for education, jobs, housing, and transportation.
Law and policy are essential tools to reduce health disparities, which particularly affect Latinos and other communities of color that face more poverty and less opportunity than communities with more political and economic power.
Individuals and groups with political, financial, legal, and social power can ensure that laws, policies, institutions, and investments do not intentionally or unintentionally benefit some at the expense of others.
Join #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on April 23, 2019, to tweet about legal and policy strategies that benefit children, their families, and the communities where they live.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy”
- DATE/TIME: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: @ChangeLabWorks (ChangeLab Solutions); @Voices4HK (the Voices For Healthy Kids program of the American Heart Association)
We’ll open the floor to historical facts, data, and your stories and experiences as we explore:
- The new report, A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy, from our friends at ChangeLab Solutions;
- Why health inequities exist;
- Local policy changes that can improve health; and
- The “health in all policies” approach.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve health equity for Latino and all people.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.