This website has really grown over the last few years and one of the things I realize as I interact with many of you is how concerned you are about your health…and specifically how culture impacts it. We understand your concern and we are doing something about it.
This year we have started setting the stage for what promises to be a big health initiative in 2011 with our local health screening days with Por Tu Familia and blog posts like 5 Resources To Eat Latino And Healthy.
Now, we started researching and there are new sites and blogs surfacing daily that are starting to have in depth conversations about Latino / Hispanic Health. Today’s featured website is one of them… SALUD TODAY.
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SaludToday is an interactive, online forum dedicated to stimulating an ongoing discussion among Latino families, community leaders, health researchers and all others who are interested in improving the health of Latinos across the U.S.
By 2050, about one in every three people in the U.S. will be Latino. Yet Latinos suffer greatly from health disparities – differences in the burden of certain diseases and health conditions compared to non-Hispanic whites. Latinos tend to have less income, education, access to health care and insurance coverage, placing them at a greater disadvantage when it comes to being in good health.
So the team at SaludToday, led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research
at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is trying to raise awareness about health and positive health behaviors among Latinos.
By bringing you the latest stories, news and events regarding Latino health and encouraging you to make comments, give us your feedback and contribute your insight and stories, they hope to make huge leaps in improving Latino health.
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