#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/6: Latino Participation Is Vital in Clinical Trials

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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. 

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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28

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of Latino kids suffer four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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