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Webinar Series: Let’s Address Health Equity Together
Health equity is where everyone has a fair, just opportunity to be healthier. How can we reach this ideal, especially as Latinos face health disparities rooted in systemic inequities in access to clinical trials, income, health care, food, housing, and discrimination? You’re invited to a webinar series, “Let’s Address Health Equity Together,” a collaboration of ...
5 Reasons to Pledge to Complete CDC Project Firstline Training on Infection Control!
When you practice infection control consistently and confidently, it can help stop the spread of disease in healthcare settings and save lives. This is why you and all frontline healthcare providers can publicly pledge to take training through the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Project Firstline program. Project Firstline is a training and education ...
Write a Medical School Oath to Fight for Social Justice!
Medical students start their journey to be a doctor with an ethical oath. But the classic Hippocratic Oath and other versions are missing doctors’ modern obligations for social justice. You can use the Salud America! action pack, “Write a Medical School Oath to Fight for Social Justice,” to write your own medical school oath to ...
Create a Meaningful Resolution on Racism as a Public Health Crisis!
Racism is a public health crisis. Decades of racism-infused social, economic, and political systems have led to inequitable communities for Black, Latino, and other people of color, who face high burdens of stress, disease, and premature death. You can help local leaders declare racism a public health crisis and commit to change! Download the free ...
Volunteer for a Clinical Trial for Your Familia!
Cancer and Alzheimer’s hurt many of our abuelos, moms, dads, and others we love. Clinical trials help us fight for our familia. Clinical trials are studies that help researchers learn more to help slow, manage, and treat Alzheimer’s and cancer for current and future family members. But without Latino volunteers for clinical trials, the benefits ...
Check Out Resources on Infection Control from CDC Project Firstline!
We love our frontline healthcare workers. That’s why we are excited to share Project Firstline, a training and education collaborative from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure all healthcare workers, no matter their role or educational background, have the infection control knowledge and understanding they need and deserve to protect ...
Health Care Workers: Find If You Have Implicit Bias & What to Do Next!
Doctors have implicit, subconscious preferences for white patients over those of color, studies show. This is implicit bias. These biases — stereotypes that affect our understanding and decisions about others beyond our conscious control — lead to discrimination and health disparities. Fortunately, implicit bias can be “rewired” for compassion for patients of color. Download the ...
Discover the State of Health Equity in Your Community!
Wonder what health equity looks like in your community? Select your county name and get a customized Health Equity Report Card from Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio, which shows your area stacks up in housing, transit, poverty, health care, food, and other health equity issues compared to your state and nation. The Health ...
Start ‘Handle With Care’ to Help Kids Who Face Trauma, Even If Schools Are Closed!
Some kids witness domestic violence or murder. Some see loved ones hurt in accidents. These kids still have to go to class or carry on while school is out for summer or due to a pandemic. They face a burden of stress and trauma that can interfere with their behavior and grades—and schools often aren’t even ...
Share Stories of Latinos Who Changed Their Hearts and Got the COVID-19 Vaccine!
COVID-19 takes a big toll on Latinos. To help move Latinos from vaccine hesitancy to vaccine confidence, Salud America! is uplifting the stories of real Latinos who overcame misinformation, got the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson), reconnected with family, and are helping end the pandemic and variants like Delta and Omicron. Share these ...
Ideas for Action
Comment Now: Stop the Return of Redlining & Speak Up for Transit!
Proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) could bring back redlining, relax affordable housing definition…Housing, Transportation & Mobility
Comment Now: USDA to Roll Back School Food Nutrition Standards
School food nutrition is at risk again. The USDA, which relaxed school nutrition standards in 2018, is proposing two rul…Education, Healthy Food
Tell EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler: Keep Lead out of Drinking Water!
Earlier this year, the EPA under Andrew Wheeler announced plans to address widespread lead corruption in U.S. public wat…Water
Salud America! Members Speak Up for SNAP as Thousands Lose Benefits
Salud America! members were among more than 120,000 people who submitted comments about a proposed cut the the SNAP fede…Healthy Food
Comment Now: Reduce Sugar, Add Water for Equitable Dietary Guidelines
Amid an obesity crisis and a coronavirus pandemic, Latinos and all people need more water, and less sugar. Do you agree?…Healthy Food, Water
6 Holiday Actions to Speak Up for Health Equity!
Volunteering for Christmas and New Year’s helps other people and is proven to give the volunteer an emotional boost, too…Increasing Civic Engagement