Here’s the latest activity on the Salud America! Hub to drive healthy changes:
According to the Register-Herald, a poll was taken by the American Heart Association (AHA) recently showed that 60% of around 600 respondents favor taxing sugary drinks in West Virginia.
From the same poll 53% West Virginians said they would support a 1 to cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks.
But what could a sugary drink tax do for the […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Latino Kindergartners Start School Already Behind in Math in the Hub Salud America! 16 hours, 35 minutes ago
Currently, 1 in 4 kindergartners nationwide are Latino. By 2050, that number will be 1 in 3. Latinos are the fastest-growing population in the country and they are also becoming the youngest.
However, many disparities in education exist between Latinos and other races and ethnicities. A new report from the Child Trends’ Hispanic Institute u […]
Amanda Merck published the change Experimental Lab Leads to Underground Park in Abandoned Trolley Terminal in the Hub Salud America! 22 hours, 27 minutes ago
An underground lab experiment in New York City (28.6% Latino) just successfully tested if solar panel skylights could sustain plant life to determine if an underground park could thrive.
This lab experiment is the result of five years of discussions about transforming the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, which stopped servicing pa […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Hospital System Utilizes Promotoras to Improve Latino Health in the Hub Salud America! 1 day, 15 hours ago
Latinos are one of the fastest growing populations in the country. They are expected to grow from 1 in 6 people today to 1 in 4 by 2035 and 1 in 3 by 2060. Latinos often face many barriers that keep them from attaining the best healthcare possible.
In realizing the disparities that exist for Latinos, unique strategies have often been […]
Dawn Lewis, director of culinary services for Glynn County schools told local news Golden Isles that 20% of the menu items at their school are now locally sourced.
Working towards the Vision 2020 for School Nutrition Initiative, the school hopes to implement healthier local foods into the school’s menu, highlighting Georgia farmers and th […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource Health Spending for the U.S. Reaches over $3 Trillion in 2016 in the Hub Salud America! 4 days, 15 hours ago
The national health expenditure, the amount of money Americans spend each year on healthcare, is expected to have grown by nearly 6% in 2016 and it is expected to continue this growth annually through 2025.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a report entitled “Web First” that projects this growth by using the cur […]
According to local newspaper, Santa Fe New Mexican, Mayor Javier Gonzales, who proposed a soda tax policy to support pre-kinder education will speak up about this proposal and more at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center this Wednesday at the annual State of the City address.
Gonzales will speak about the proposal he made to increase an […]
Lisa published the resource How Antibiotic Exposure Impacts Latino Childhood Obesity in the Hub Salud America! 4 days, 21 hours ago
Researchers from the University of California San Francisco recently found the risk of early rapid weight gain and obesity at age 2 years among infants that were exposed to antibiotics in the first 6 months of life.
The researchers evaluated the type and frequency of antibiotic exposure at 6 months and 1 year of life and their descriptions […]
In the Latino community, promotoras de salud are often invaluable parts of the healthcare process. Often times, they are critical in removing cultural barriers that prevent Latinos from accessing quality healthcare.
A project in Sacramento, Calif. (28.08% Latino population), is looking to create even more promotoras in the area. The Sacrament […]
Lisa published the resource Sustainability Research Grant Competition Seeks Groundbreaking Research Ideas in the Hub Salud America! 5 days, 16 hours ago
A new $21,367 dollar grant for a one-year investigation is being awarded to meet global research needs.
The 2017 Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) is looking for groundbreaking research ideas around the sustainability of food systems. BCFN grants support PhD and postdoctoral researchers under the age of 35 or who are pursuing or […]
Lisa published the change Health Warning Labels Proposed for Sugary Sports Drinks in the Hub Salud America! 5 days, 16 hours ago
In California, a new bill to warn consumers of the sugars in sports drinks is making its way before the senate health committee in late March or early April, according to The Californian.
“The State of California continues to see a rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes among its residents and it is occurring at younger and younger ages,” Sen […]
Amanda Merck published the change Arkansas House of Representatives Passed Bill Aligning Food Stamps With Other Health Initiatives in the Hub Salud America! 6 days ago
Obesity rates in Arkansas (7.2% Latino) have been on the rise.
Excessively sugary foods and drinks increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, and other chronic diseases. According to our research review, Latinos and people living in poverty are more likely to consume excessively sugary foods and […]
EricMoreno77 published the resource New List Cites the Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in the U.S. in the Hub Salud America! 6 days, 15 hours ago
For many Americans, where they live often dictates how healthy they are. For Latinos, where they live often creates inequities and disparities; residential segregation often leads to a lack of access to care, lack of educational attainment, and financial inequity.
The financial site WalletHub examined the notion of healthy cities recently. […]
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is asking for your help to ensure Chili’s removes soda from kids’ menus.
Latino kids, who are often more marketed sodas than their white peers consume more sugary drinks than their white peers, where 74% of Latinos have had a sugary drink by age two.
Research also shows that Latino high-school […]
EricMoreno77 published the change Group Begins Organizing Promotoras in Northern California in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
Promotoras have long been acknowledged as important agents of healthy change in Latino communities. Thanks in large part with their relationships in the community and the specialized health education they receive, promotoras are often able to reach Latinos that “traditional” health care workers cannot.
In Northern California’s Sonoma Valle […]
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