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#FoodFri is a weekly tweetchat hosted by MomsRising on Twitter every Friday to provide a platform for our food policy partners and the larger food justice community to address food and beverages in schools, food marketing to children and other topics.
For instructions on how to join a #FoodFri tweetchat, go here.
For Salud America! research on sugary drinks and Latino kids, go here.
“You are what you drink—and when you drink water, you drink up.”
That’s the tagline for a new campaign that urges parents, families, and public and private agencies to drink water more often.
The campaign, a collaboration of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), PHA Chair First Lady Michelle Obama, and many public/private sector stakeholders, has developed a website, social media pages, videos, and is inviting people to take photos of themselves raising a glass of water on Instagram (#DrinkH2O). They are on Twitter @URH20.
That’s why we at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio created our SaludToday blog and social media campaign.
We recently won a trio of Web Health Awards for our digital efforts to raise awareness for Latino health from the Health Information Resource Center, which gives awards twice annually for online health information.
We also earned a “merit” award for our quarterly e-newsletter on Latino health.
A new study suggests that Hispanic users are more likely to be active on most of the major social networking sites than the greater population, according to a uSamp survey.
Hispanics, compared to the general population, are greater users of Facebook (90% vs. 81%), YouTube (57% vs. 46%) and Google+ (47% vs. 18%).
Check out this cool infographic on the trend:
Accessing quality health care and dealing with health care systems can be a challenging process. This is especially true for Latinos who experience several barriers—from language to culture—in receiving cancer treatment.
Fortunately, SaludToday’s social media outlets are gaining momentum, and important resources like the Redes En Acción: Patient Navigation Training Manual are providing organizations and individuals alike with a roadmap for reducing barriers to accessing health care.
IHPR earned a “silver” award for its free Patient Navigation Training Manual and a “bronze” award for its SaludToday Twitter feed from the Health Information Resource Center, which gives awards twice annually for online health information.
The manual offers providers with tools to help Latinos overcome barriers to accessing health care. It is divided into three sections which explain what patient navigation is, if it is right for an organization, and how to build and implement patient navigation.
Find the manual here.
View the 2012 Web Health Award winners list here.
Improving Latinos’ health is certainly rewarding enough.
But we’re especially honored today that SaludToday, the Latino health website, blog and social media campaign directed by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, was recognized by the 14th annual Web Health Awards, which laud honors the nation’s best digital health resources.
SaludToday earned a “silver” award for its blog and a “merit” award for its Twitter feed.
The IHPR also earned a “merit” award for its quarterly E-newsletter, IHPR Noticias, which trumpets the latest advancements in Latino health disparities news and research.
For the Web Health Awards competition, which is held twice yearly, a panel of 32 experts in digital health media served as judges and selected gold, silver, bronze, and merit winners from nearly 600 entries.
“We’re humbled by the recognition of our efforts to heighten the awareness of Latino health issues and promote research and methods to prevent and/or eliminate those issues,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, who directs the IHPR and its SaludToday campaign. “We’re going to keep pushing the envelope to better all facets of Latino health.”
See the complete list of winners here.
Active Living Research, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program, has launched an enhanced website to make it easier for practitioners, advocates and policy-makers working on health equity to find needed, helpful information.
New features include:
- MOVE! blog – The latest information on our work and a way for you to stay updated with what’s going on in the field. You can share your stories by commenting on posts.
- Search – A new search function allows you to search all of our resources by keywords or topic areas, including park access, inequality, minorities, and lower-income.
- Audience-specific – We’ve added special pages for advocates, practitioners and policy-makers to help you locate information specific to your work depending on your role in the field.
- Disparities-focused resources – Several resources focus on racial and ethnic minorities and lower-income groups who are at highest risk for obesity and physical inactivity. For example, a research synthesis called “Do All Children Have Places to Be Active? Disparities in Access to Physical Activity Environments in Racial and Ethnic Minority and Lower-Income Communities” pulls together research showing that people of color and lower-income people often live in neighborhoods that do not support walking and biking.
Can’t decide what to get mom for Mother’s Day on May 13, 2012?
Have her sign up for Text4baby, a free bilingual mobile information service that provides pregnant women and new moms with info to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.
First, text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411.
Once enrolled, women get free weekly text messages timed to either her due date or baby’s date of birth. Messages were developed by government and non-profit health experts, such as the CDC, and cover nutrition, immunization, and birth defect prevention, among other topics.
Text4baby, an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), launched two years and has enrolled about 300,000 subscribers and sent more than 28 million text messages. The program has more than 700 outreach partners including MTV and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.