February is American Heart Month. While awareness is important for all people, certain groups—like Latinos—are at a higher risk for heart-related diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases are the primary cause of death in the United States.
Latinos are often uninformed of their risk for heart disease. Specifically, Mexican Americans have greater levels of uncontrolled blood pressure than non-Latino whites. They are also less likely to get treatment for high blood pressure.
As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the US and experts say people who have underlying health conditions should guard against COVID-19.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Feb. 16, 2021, to tweetchat about ways to promote heart health for Latinos and all people during COVID-19!
- WHAT: #SaludTues: Healthy Hearts: Celebrating American Heart Month During COVID-19!
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: @VocesenSalud, @PublicHealthMap, @TheHeartTruth, @MinorityHealth
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Heart disease and COVID-19-related exposures.
- Ways to prevent heart disease among Latinos and all.
- The relationship between heart disease and lack of physical activity.
Click here to learn about Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.
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