#SaludTues Tweetchat 4/19/16: How to Solve Latino Health Disparities


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#SaludTues 0419 (1)April is National Minority Health Month and we’re excited to tweet about ways to prevent the greatest health disparities affecting Latinos across the U.S. today!

The rising Latino population is creating an urgent need to tackle disparities in obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

The estimated cost of health inequities is over $309 billion! Time to take action!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Taking Action to Address Latino Health Disparities
  • TIME/DATE: Noon CST (1 p.m. EST) Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (@NIMHD), Kaiser Permanente (@kpvivabien) & 100 Million Healthier Lives (@100MLives)

We’ll open the floor to your comments, stories and experiences as we chat about:

  • Ways to address disparities and reduce barriers to good health for minorities
  • How you can raise awareness of disparities in your local community
  • Why we need more minorities in studies and clinical trials

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter!

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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