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Latinos are disproportionately impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
To reduce inequities, local and state leaders need to ensure Latinos and others from highly impacted communities are embedded in response and recovery.
That’s where a community-based workforce comes in.
During a pandemic, community-based workforce principles can help cities expand contact tracing and identify risk; support psychological, social, and primary care services; and mitigate the impact of unemployment.
Join #SaludTues on Sept. 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about how telehealth providers can reach underserved populations.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How a Community-Based Workforce Advances Health Equity”
- DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020
- TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (10:00-11:00 p.m. PST)
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Health Begins (@HealthBegins); Health Leads (@HealthLeadsNatl); Families USA (@FamiliesUSA)
We’ll open the floor to data, resources and your experiences as we explore:
- What are the most urgent health equity priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic;
- The importance of ensuring response and recovery efforts are embedded in the community; and
- Beyond COVID-19, what are some long-term social and economic benefits of adopting community-based workforce principles.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that improve access to paid sick leave for Latinos and all people.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.