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Do you know fewer than 5% of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials?
There is a historical lack of targeted research about Latino health inequities and how to address them, and a lack of diversity in clinical trials.
Researchers thus have less chance to develop new treatments for this population, which suffers a heavy burden of certain cancers, dementia, obesity, and mental health issues.
That’s why we’re excited to use #SaludTues on April 6, 2021, to tweet about how to increase Latino participation in clinical trials to prevent health disparities, to mark National Minority Health Month in April.
- WHAT: Tweetchat: “Latino Participation Is Vital in Clinical Trials”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, April 6, 2021
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: @NHMAmd, @VocesenSalud, @PublicHealthMap, @SAresearch, @LatinaStrongDr
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and https://twitter.com/NHMAmdstories as we explore:
- What are clinical trials?
- Why are clinical trials important for Latinos?
- What are the barriers and enablers to clinical trial participation?
- What are some strategies to increase Latino minority enrollment?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English or Spanish, and share stories and resources to boost minority clinical trial participation.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.
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