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To help Latinos from suffering from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases, the Million Hearts program has released some new Spanish-language resources to get this group information and tools needed to improve their heart health.
- Million Hearts website (en Español)
- Four Steps for Heart Health
- Community Health Workers Fact Sheet
- How to Control Your Hypertension by Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake: A Fotonovela
- How to Control Your Hypertension by Learning to Control Your Sodium Intake: Promotora Guide
Million Hearts is a national initiative that was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2011 to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years.
The group asks you to share your heart health stories, like this Latino man below, on Facebook or Twitter (@MillionHeartsUS).
What’s your excuse?
A new bilingual public service announcement (PSA) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addresses common excuses and misconceptions that lead people to delay or avoid getting screened for colorectal cancer.
The PSA features men and women who voice their personal reasons for not being screened, while an off-camera announcer responds by providing facts about colorectal cancer screening and its importance. Adults ages 50-59, Hispanics, and persons with lower income, less than a high school education, and without health insurance were least likely to have been screened for colorectal cancer, according to CDC statistics.
Watch in English:
Watch in Spanish:
Check out Text4baby, a free bilingual mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with information to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.
Sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411.
Once enrolled, three free SMS messages are sent each week, timed to either a woman’s due date or baby’s date of birth.
Text4baby has proven beneficial effects, according to a recent study of 122 women by the National Latino Research Center at California State University, San Marcos, and the University of California, San Diego:
- 64% reported text4baby helped them remember an appointment or immunization they or their child needed.
- 75.4% reported that a text4baby message informed them of medical warning signs they did not know.
- 71.3% reported talking to their doctor about a topic that they read on a text4baby message.
Text4baby, an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), launched two years and has enrolled almost 300,000 subscribers and sent more than 28 million text messages. The program has more than 700 outreach partners including MTV, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, and more.
A new TV spot from SABalance.com, the City of San Antonio’s initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles, urges residents to “Find Your Balance” and develop good eating and exercise habits.
The bilingual spot prominently features active Latinos and beautiful San Antonio cityscapes.
Watch in English here or below:
Watch in Spanish here or below:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s new bilingual booklet, Knowing All Your Treatment Options/Conozca Todas Sus Opciones de Tratamiento, aims to help patients understand clinical trials as one of the treatment choices they may want to consider.
There is also a Healthcare Question Guide inside the back cover of the booklet for patients and family members to take with them to their doctor appointments.
To access this booklet and others on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Web site, please visit www.LLS.org/freematerials, or you can order hard copies of the booklet by calling 1-800-955-4572 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST. Information specialists can answer general questions about blood cancers and help patients form additional questions to ask their doctor specific to their diagnosis.
Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has updated its Overweight and Obesity Among Latino Youths fact sheets, which highlights the prevalence, consequences and causes of overweight and obesity among Latino youths, in both English and Spanish.
While childhood obesity has increased significantly throughout the general population, children from minority communities have been disproportionately affected.
Sharply higher rates of overweight and obesity have occurred among Latino, African-American and Native American children and adolescents.
We at SaludToday hope you read the fact sheet and get motivated to do something about it.