There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health.
Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods lack access to healthy, nutritious foods, quality healthcare, and infrastructure that allows for safe physical activity.
That’s not even accounting for the cost of homes.
Latinos spend as much as 70 percent of their monthly income on housing, which can take away from the money available for health care, food budgets, educations, etc.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to tweet about Latino housing solutions and how to connect families to resources and support!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Link between Health & Housing”
- TIME/DATE: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Pacific Time Tuesday, Aug. 29
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Mission Economic Development Association (@medasf), American Public Health Association (@PublicHealth)
We’ll open the floor to questions like:
- What’s the state of Latino housing?
- What are barriers Latino families face?
- How can they overcome these barriers
- What programs and champions are helping Latino families afford better places to live?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help create healthier neighborhoods!