#SaludTues Tweetchat 2/5: Helping Kids Have Healthier Childhoods!


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“Children are our future.”

You’ve heard this old saying before, but it’s never been truer.

Childhood experiences set the physical, psychological, and social foundation as a child grows into adulthood. But Latinos and other communities lack support to meet children’s needs in opportunities for good health, education, and more, jeopardizing our nation’s future.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, to share innovative strategies and solutions to help Latino and all children have healthier childhoods and brighter futures:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “From Birth to Graduation: Helping Kids Have Healthier Childhoods and Brighter Futures”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: City Health Dashboard (@CityHealthData) Sesame Street in Communities (@SesameCommunity), the Young Child Facts program of the Alliance for Early Success (@YoungChildFacts)

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

  • Why do opportunities to be healthy across childhood matter for kids?
  • How do poverty, housing, low birth weight, and childhood trauma affect children, especially Latinos and other children of color?
  • What programs and policies are helping kids live healthier lives now and in the future?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can improve children’s health.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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