Here’s the latest activity on the Salud America! Hub to drive healthy changes:
EricMoreno77 published the resource First-Ever Latino Policy Summit to be Held in San Antonio in the Hub Salud America! 3 hours, 53 minutes ago
As the Latino population continues to grow in numbers – 1 in every 4 people by 2035 is expected to be Latino – their influence on the overall country is expected to mirror that growth. Despite their large numbers, many Latinos still face inequities in several key health indicators that prevent them from obtaining quality healthcare and fin […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Report Finds Texas is the Best Place for Latino Business in the Hub Salud America! 1 day, 3 hours ago
For many Latinos a lack of access to opportunities keep them from achieving health equity and obtaining financial security. However, a recent study from the financial website WalletHub paints a very positive picture of where things could be heading.
Latinos are already the largest ethnic and racial minority in the country and their numbers […]
Amanda Merck published the change 2 New Partners in Safety: Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero in the Hub Salud America! 1 day, 16 hours ago
Although walking has numerous mental and physical benefits-and is fun-many people avoid walking if the streets aren’t safe, which limits their mobility and access to basic necessities like schools, work, grocery stores, parks, healthcare, and other cultural and historical community resources.
When it comes to safe streets, the U.S. lags far […]
The new Double UP food Bucks Arizona (Double Up AZ) program is helping to ensure more people have fresh healthy fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Having better access to locally grown organic foods is also helping to support local economic growth and health.
Robert McClendon, a farmer in the region explained to local 12 News that this […]
Latinos are already the nation’s largest racial and ethnic minority group. Their numbers continue to grow and are expected to increase from 1 in 6 today to 1 in 3 by 2060. They also continuously face numerous health disparities compared to whites.
Even among Latinos, there are inequities – especially between Latino men and Latina women. A […]
Amanda Merck published the resource New White Paper on Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment in the Hub Salud America! 2 days, 16 hours ago
Food and physical activity are both continuous and cumulative habits. Small changes every day can drastically improve your health and quality of life.
However, the built world, whether intentional or not, influences the human experience. Many people live and work in places that impede or reduce physical activity and sell or promote […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Latino Kids Start School Three Months Behind in Math in the Hub Salud America! 3 days, 9 hours ago
Findings from a new report shed light on the state of Latino children and the education gap many face as they enter kindergarten.
According to a study entitled “Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children” by Child Trends, Latino students are three months behind in math literacy compared to their white peers. Citing poverty in Lat […]
Lisa published the change Massachusetts Hospitals Ask Lawmakers for Sugary Drink Tax in the Hub Salud America! 3 days, 14 hours ago
As more and more cities are looking towards soda taxes to help reduce chronic health risks associated with sugary drink consumption, Massachusets hospitals are now in talks with Lawmakers about a soda tax to help fund improving children’s health in the state.
“I think it’s a good idea. If it promotes good health for people, especially you […]
Congrats to the newly released study of the Berkeley soda tax, a joint effort of the Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina covering over 15 million supermarket transactions which show that the Berkeley soda tax is working! Soda sales have been down by 10%, and water and milk sales have gone up!
Residents are buying fe […]
EricMoreno77 published the change New Policy Would Bring Food Pantries to Texas Schools in the Hub Salud America! 4 days, 9 hours ago
Overall Latinos are disproportionately affected by poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment compared to their white peers. According to Feeding America, Latinos are also more likely to receive emergency food assistance than their White, non-Hispanic peers and less likely to receive SNAP benefits and are Latinos are more than twice as likely […]
Dr. Nimali Fernando, aka “Doctor Yum” is a board-certified pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, after seeing kids whose body mass index fell into higher percentiles, she realized many families needed nutrition education. Working with many families in her practice she found out kids eating practices within her practice were […]
Lisa published the resource Six Food Innovation Opportunities for Healthier Food Careers in the Hub Salud America! 4 days, 12 hours ago
Students with great ideas relating to agricultural sustainability have the chance to earn some money by submitting applications to six opportunities spotlighted by Food Tank. Students interested in food and agriculture, Food Tank is highlighting six unique opportunities for students to fund projects, receive professional training, and bolster […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Increased Enrollment led to Increased Number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the U.S. in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
There is an undeniable link between education and health. In fact, educational attainment is one of the key social determinants of health.
Lack of access and opportunity are often some of the barriers that keep many Latinos from furthering their education beyond high school.
However, the numbers from several studies have pointed to the […]
Lisa published the change Exciting News! The Bronx Healthy Beverage Zone Project Moves Forward in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
What is considered a “healthy beverage zone”? A sugary drinks-free zone!
The Healthy Beverage Zone (HBZ) is a first of its kind, borough-wide effort to eliminate sugary-sweetened beverages (SSBs) at work sites, health centers, hospitals, houses of worship and schools, affecting all who work, live, and visit the Bronx.
Are you interested in changing people’s health outcomes through programs, policy changes, and infrastructure improvements?
Check out the inaugural Active Living Summit hosted by Movement Makers in Richmond, VA, May 17-19, 2017.
We will be to learn and present!
Hear stories about policies changed, advocacy wins, innovative school […]
Lisa published the change NFL Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith Takes A Stand For Healthier Food in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
Many know Emmitt Smith was as an NFL Hall-of-Famer, but did you know he is also a real estate and construction businessman and community philanthropist?
He is now writing on support for Texas to establish a food retail incentive fund that would help businesses expand healthy retail into low-income neighborhoods and booster […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource New Research Shows Racial, Ethnic & Gender Differences in Medicare in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 1 day ago
As part of National Minority Health Month 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released two reports detailing the type of care received by individuals as part of Medicare Advantage (MA).
“This is the first time that CMS has released Medicare Advantage data on racial and ethnic disparities i […[Read more]
Water Wellness Alert!!!
Did you know that between 50-75% of your body is made of water? Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is an important part of staying healthy for kids and adults.
One of the simplest ways that we can make sure that kids are drinking adequate water (and skipping the sugar-sweetened beverages!) is to […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Stress, Anxiety, Depression – These Affect Latinos More than Ever Before in the Hub Salud America! 1 week, 2 days ago
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed, and coping with anxiety on a regular basis.
According to a new study, an estimated 8.3 million adults in the U.S. (close to 3.5%) suffer from serious psychological distress. What’s worse, many are unable to get the help they need to either treat there conditions or even get a d […]
Connecticut would be the first State to consider a statewide soda tax if conversations continue.
Cities like Berkely and Philadelphia have passed a tax and have already seen progress in terms of reducing soda consumption and improving funding for education and public health initiatives.
For Connecticut, the conversation around soda taxes […]
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