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Resources are tools you can use to push for healthy change.

Salud America! is daily curating toolkits, data, webinars and other educational materials to support you in creating obesity-reducing changes in your area.

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SA! Resource What is the Fittest City in America?

Where you live has an undeniable impact on your overall health. Lack of access to spaces for physical activity, healthy food choices, and health care options often plague those that live in low-income neighborhoods. This includes many Latino families. This confluence of conditions often lead to residents becoming overweight and/or obese and suffering from diabetes, … Read more

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SA! Resource Healthy Summer Meals For Kids Only A Text Away

Free and reduced-price school meals help make sure that over 21 million kids get at least two meals a day, but what happens during the summer? That’s where the No Kid Hungry program can help. They created a resource where families can text ‘FOOD’ (for English responses) or ‘COMIDA’ (for Spanish responses) to 877-877 and … Read more

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SA! Resource New Guide Answers the Question: What is Health Equity?

As defined by the Health Equity Institute, health equity is the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” This means that everyone, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, belief system, or economic status has an opportunity to achieve the best health possible. Many low-income and minority groups, including Latinos, are disproportionately … Read more

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SA! Resource Wage Gap for Millennial Latinos is Growing

Latinos are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. According to 2014 Pew Research study, about over 17.9 million of the nation’s Latino population is younger than 18. Nearly 25% all Latinos are Millennials (ages 18-33 in 2014). Overall, nearly six-in-ten Latinos are Millennials or younger. As Millennials become a larger … Read more

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SA! Resource Report Details Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Chicago

Across the country, Latinos suffer vast differences in health conditions than whites. These health disparities manifest themselves in several ways. These inequities are rooted in social disadvantage and affect educational attainment, income and personal wealth, housing, and mental and physical health. Chicago (29.09% Latino population), the third largest city in the U.S., has an unfortunately … Read more

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SA! Resource NRPA/Disney Play Spaces Grant Application

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Thanks to a grant from Disney, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is expanding the Meet Me at the Park program and providing additional communities with increased access to play spaces in local parks.  Meet Me at the Park brings the magic of parks and recreation to children and families across the United States. Applicants must: Be … Read more

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SA! Resource Nearly Half of all Americans Struggle Financially in Retirement

Stress is a major problem for many Americans, including Latinos. Everyday stresses—such as paying bills and juggling childcare—can have short- and long-term health effects, such as a stomach ache, higher blood pressure, etc., the American Psychological Association (APA) reports. One of the greatest stressors plaguing Latino families has to do with finances. The situation might … Read more

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SA! Resource Medical Nonadherence: A Growing Health Problem for Latinos

Many Latinos face numerous barriers that keep them from attaining the best healthcare possible. These range from a lack of access and a lack of coverage to a language barriers and cultural stigmas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently uncovered another barrier: medical nonadherence. According to the CDC, not following instructions … Read more

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SA! Resource VIDEO: A Tale of Two Zip Codes

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“When it comes to predicting how long you will live, your zip code is more important than your genetic code,” George Takei narrates in A Tale of Two Zip Codes, an animated short film by the California Endowment’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities initiative. Where you live determines your opportunities, thus your health and life expectancy. Consider … Read more

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SA! Resource 500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health

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In December 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC Foundation released the 500 Cities dataset, which contains estimates of adult chronic disease, unhealthy behaviors, and preventive care for census tracts in 500 of the largest American cities. After a day-long conference in December, 2016, to … Read more

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