Here’s the latest activity on the Salud America! Hub to drive healthy changes:
EricMoreno77 published the resource Minnesota Counties Turn to Data to Find Equity for Minorities in the Hub Salud America! 5 hours, 46 minutes ago
Many Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions (health disparities) compared to whites. Why do these disparities exist?
Numerous health inequities are at play, which are rooted in social disadvantage and therefore are unjust or avoidable.
One of the main inequities that hinder Latinos is a lack of access. Recently, the St. Paul […]
Amanda Merck published the resource Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks: How Safe Routes to School and Community Safety Initiatives Can Overcome Violence and Crime in the Hub Salud America! 14 hours, 35 minutes ago
Crime, violence and the fear of violence lead to reduced physical activity and loss of motivation to invest in health.
According to a report from Safe Routes to School National Partnership (SRTS), 23% of Latino parents reported their neighborhoods were unsafe, compared with 8% of white parents.
It is critical to address crime and vi […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Latino Student Enrollment on the Rise at VA Community College in the Hub Salud America! 1 day, 5 hours ago
Latinos have been making great strides in education in recent years. The high school dropout rate is the lowest in history and more and more are attending two- and four-year colleges and universities.
As the Latino population continues to grow, it can be expected that these trends will continue to grow more positively.
EricMoreno77 published the change New Health Fair Created to Reach Latinos in Georgia in the Hub Salud America! 2 days, 5 hours ago
Determining the best way to reach Latinos has always been one of the biggest questions that health care workers always ask. Language barriers, trust issues, and cultural differences are just some of the barriers that often create inequities for many Latinos.
At Mercer University in Macon, GA (3.14% Latino population), students launched a […]
Lisa published the resource Pacific Island Nations Kick Junk Food Off the Island in the Hub Salud America! 2 days, 9 hours ago
With obesity rates rising for the Pacific Island Nations, islands like remote pacific island nation Vanuatu is planning to outlaw imported food throughout all the 12 inhabited islands.
The plan is to keep government functions and tourist establishments free from junk food, and instead offer up healthy organic local foods like coconut, […]
EricMoreno77 published the change New Program Trains Students to Assist Latinos with Mental Health Questions in the Hub Salud America! 5 days, 5 hours ago
For many Latinos, discussing mental health issues still retains a strong, negative stigma. Often times, a lack of access to mental health care resources means conditions go either untreated or undiagnosed. Language barriers also prevent many from expressing their symptoms and/or concerns to their doctors.
In the city of Fresno, Calif. […]
Lisa published the resource New Healthy Drinks Act Is Proposed To Help Students Health In the Philippines in the Hub Salud America! 5 days, 9 hours ago
To help decrease the increasing rates of obesity and ensure greater health for students in the Philippines, a congressman announced on Monday, March 13th, 2017 a Healthy Drinks bill for all public schools in the country.
The act hopes to improve the diet of over 21 million students in the country where more than 46,000 public schools will […]
“Transportation professionals should be more concerned about the personal safety of Black and Hispanic cyclists because they are in a position to change how the built environment either acts as a conduit or barrier to criminal activity,” Charles T. Brown, a transportation researcher and adjunct professor of planning and public policy at […]
EricMoreno77 published the change New Program Helps Latinos with Personal Health Knowledge in the Hub Salud America! 6 days, 5 hours ago
Numerous barriers exist that keep many Latinos from receiving the best healthcare possible. Language barriers, cultural stigmas, and lack of access are just a few of the obstacles many Latinos face. However, a new program in northern Colorado is looking to eliminate some of these.
A new class has been created to help Latinos in Steamboat […]
Gardens in schools are now becoming commonplace, as more and more schools see the benefits that gardens bring.
Having a garden on campus not only opens up students learning to plant healthy foods but also encourages students to learn how to use science and math in gardens and may be used towards creating healthy eating environments in some […]
Sugary drink taxes and other policy restrictions on sugary drinks are growing in popularity across the globe to help reduce sugar intake in order to decrease rising obesity levels.
Now British Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a two-tier levy of 18 pounds on drinks that have five grams of sugar per 100ml and the higher 24-pound rate on […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Economically Diverse Neighborhoods Benefit Latino Youth in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
One of the key social determinants of health is a simple one that often goes overlooked. Where you live has a lot to do with how healthy you are going to be. Many Latinos are often forced to live in low-income, high-poverty, high-crime areas.
These areas often have limited access to active spaces, healthy food choices, and health care. These […]
Lisa published the change CA Passes Ordinance For No More DeFault Soda in Kids’ Meals! in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
Congratulation to California, where an ordinance passed last night in the city of Perris (71% Latino) requires restaurants kids’ meals to no longer serve sugary drinks as part of the default option of the meal.
Now parents and kids can see the healthy choice as the easy choice when dining out. Families can still order sugary beverages for […]
As many parents know, and research shows, US kids are not getting enough vegetables into their diets. Although there are many ways to hide greens into kids’ diets, experts suggest to keep them in plain view on the plate.
According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 93% of US children ages 1 to […]
EricMoreno77 published the change A New Partnership is Helping Get Latinos into College in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 1 day ago
In recent years, Latinos have made great strides in improving their overall “state” of education. The dropout rate for Latino high school students is at an all-time low (12% in 2014) and even more (35%) are finding their way into a two- or four-year college.
Despite all of this headway into education, Latinos often face unique barriers tha […]
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