#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.

By The Numbers By The Numbers

28

percent

of Latino kids suffer four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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