Monday, August 20, 2018

Health Equity

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Fight Rages on Over Menu Labeling in Restaurants

Thank you for speaking up on the importance of menu labeling! Salud America! supporters submitted 12% of the comments FDA received regarding their one-year delay of menu labeling (332 of 2,714 online comments). We also...
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Register: Inaugural Latino Cancer Conference Feb. 21-23, 2018!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Dr. Amelie Ramirez, leader of SaludToday at UT Health San Antonio, is spearheading the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference Feb. 21-23, 2018, in San Antonio. Latinos are expected to face a...

Why Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen in New York

As temperatures blaze this summer, don't forget the water and the sunscreen! Latinos, who face a shockingly high risk of skin cancer, should wear head covering, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against the sun. What if...
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The Growth of the Latino Population is Slowing Down

While still on the rise, the annual growth rate of the U.S. Latino population has dropped from 3.7% in 2006 to 2% in 2017, according to new stats from Pew Research Center. U.S. Asians now...
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Tell WHO: I Want Equitable Active Spaces!

Did you know the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked its director-general to draft a global action plan to promote physical activity? WHO has requested public comments for this plan, through...

Report: Heavily Latino Cities Named Least Educated in U.S.

Latinos have historically lagged behind whites in education. They have made strides, like a declining dropout rate and increased college enrollment, but are still more disconnected (not in school, not working) and lag in college...

Water Bottle Stations in Florida Help Residents Beat the Summer Heat

Drinking water increase health and hydration, but clean water is not always easy to get to. Recognizing this basic human need and the importance that water plays in overall health, Hillsborough County, Fla. (26% Latino...
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TAKE ACTION: Get Kids More Access to Water!

Dehydration. Fatigue. Poor classroom performance. Water can help solve these issues for kids, but Latino kids don’t have access to clean drinking water as often as white kids, and they are more dehydrated. That’s why Salud...
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Report: Many Latino College Students are Homeless, Hungry

More Latinos are heading to college than ever before. The bad news is that the high cost of higher education often stands in the way of Latinos completing their college degrees. In fact, many students have...
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Legendary Latino TV Personality Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

For over 50 years, Don Francisco has been delighting Latino audiences on TV as the legendary host of Sabado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta. Now, he is using his influence to help launch a new...