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Many people think they harbor no bias toward other people. Or they believe they know their biases and don’t act on them. But everyone has implicit bias. Implicit biases are stereotypes that affect our actions and decisions about others, beyond our conscious control. Fortunately, these biases also can be “rewired” toward more compassion for others. ...
By choosing to not smoke indoors, a smoker deserves a thank-you for protecting their family, friends, and neighbors from secondhand smoke. That’s why the new “Mil Gracias (A Thousands Thanks) for Not Smoking Indoors!” campaign from UT Health San Antonio is inviting people share gratitude for smokers who respect others’ air during the COVID-19 respiratory ...
COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Latinos, killing over 53,000 and hospitalizing many more of our mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. That is why Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio is launching the “Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19” digital communication campaign in English and Spanish to help Latino families take action to slow the spread ...
Racism is a public health crisis. Decades of racism-infused social, economic, and political systems have led to inequitable communities. These areas face higher burdens of stress, disease, and premature death. Now, amid U.S. protests for racial/ethnic and social justice, city leaders are creating resolutions that declare racism a public health crisis and commit to action. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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The EPA wants to roll back water protections — again. In 2015, the Obama-era administration enacted the Coal Ash Rule, w…Chemical & Toxic Exposure, Water
Medical and health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining physical and mental health—as long…Transportation & Mobility
Proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) could bring back redlining, relax affordable housing definition…Housing, Transportation & Mobility
School food nutrition is at risk again. The USDA, which relaxed school nutrition standards in 2018, is proposing two rul…Education, Healthy Food
Earlier this year, the EPA under Andrew Wheeler announced plans to address widespread lead corruption in U.S. public wat…Water
Salud America! members were among more than 120,000 people who submitted comments about a proposed cut the the SNAP fede…Healthy Food