#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/22: How to Turn Schools into Health Hubs


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If you’re a teacher or health worker, you already know that students who are healthy also perform better in the classroom.

But not all schools maximize this health-and-education connection.

By working together, schools, providers, and community members have a unique opportunity to improve the health of Latino and all students, while fostering better classroom performance and attendance, as well as a culture of health among parents, educators, and beyond.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Aug. 22, 2017, to tweet about ways to partner up for creating healthy environments for students and their families!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Working Together to Boost Student Health”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: IT’S TIME TEXAS (@ITSTIME), Spring Branch ISD Coordinated School Health (@SBISD_CSH); The Afterschool Alliance (@afterschool4all)
  • Optional Hashtags: #WSCC, #SaludSchools

We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:

  • The importance of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how schools can partners with the community to implement it.
  • How local providers, businesses, nonprofit programs, and community organizations can collaborate with schools to improve student health.
  • How schools can transform into local hubs of health.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources to boost Latino student health!

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Students in Robbi Giuliano’s fifth grade class sit on yoga balls as they complete their assignments at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School. (Matt Rourke/AP via New York Daily News at http://salud.to/2w5sCjC)

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