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Fewer than 5% of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials.
That gives researchers less chance to find treatments that work for this population. Latinos suffer a heavier burden of coronavirus, obesity, and certain cancers.
How are we going to make sure new treatments─such as a COVID-19 vaccine─work as well for Latinos and other people of color?
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, to discuss how to ensure diversity and inclusion of people of color in research amid the COVID-19 pandemic!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Ensure Diversity in Research during Coronavirus
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 28, 2020
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: UnidosUS (@WeAreUnidosUS); League of United Latin American Citizens (@LULAC); ACCESS (@ACCESS1971); Black Women’s Health Imperative (@blkwomenshealth); Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (@APIAHF)
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #COVID19 #joinallofus
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What is the state of diversity in research studies?
- How do families of color experience challenges in participating in research?
- What ways can we improve minority participation in research?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore how to stimulate minority participation in clinical trials!
#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.
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