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Why is men’s health so important for Latino and other men of color?
Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. Women are also more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.
Latino men live five years less than Latinas. They face high incidence and mortality rates due to prostate cancer, are more likely to be smokers, and are more likely to have undiagnosed mental health issues.
These issues need our attention.
So, for National Men’s Health Month in June, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, to tweet about the state of men’s health and emerging strategies to improve men’s healthcare!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Improving Men’s Health in Communities of Color
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 5, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: U.S. Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth), La Oficina de Salud de las Minorías (@SaluddeMinorias), ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer (@ZEROCancer), Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #MensHealthMonth #ShowUsYourBlue
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What other serious health conditions affect men?
- What keeps many men from getting the physical and mental health help they need?
- What can we do to promote men’s health?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help promote minority health!
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.