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Latino kids face barriers to physical, emotional, and mental health.

Salud Heroes are here to help!

WATCH and VOTE for six new Salud America! #SaludHeroes of Community Health who are improving Latino families.

For voting, you’ll enter a drawing for a FREE T-shirt and jump rope!

Gaby Medina Water PromotoraGaby Medina: Water Promotora. Gaby Medina pushes water over sugary drinks for Latino families in Colorado.

Baby Café: Breastfeeding HelpBaby Café: Breastfeeding Help. Diana Montano and others use peer counselors to support breastfeeding moms in San Antonio.

Hispanic Unity Florida: Aid for ImmigrantsHispanic Unity Florida: Aid for Immigrants. Felipe Pinzon’s group offer bilingual aid to relieve stress for Latino immigrants.

Jay Sanford: Swim SafetyJay Sanford: Swim Safety. Jay helped create vouchers for kids younger than 5 to get water safety classes in Broward County, Fla.

Vida Sana: Door-to-Door HealthVida Sana: Door-to-Door Health. Dierdre Sullivan helps Vida Sana use promotores to reduce barriers to care in Colorado.

Surani Sisters: iConquerSurani Sisters: iConquer. Three sisters created a program to give kids healthy habits in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Vote here by Feb. 15, 2017!

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LAST CHANCE: Easy Way to Speak Up for Active Kids!

Start with our “model” and submit your own public comment for the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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Tweetchat on School Wellness Policies

TWEETCHAT: How YOU Can Impact School Wellness!

Use #SaludTues at 1p ET on 1/31/17 to tweet how to ensure your school has healthy policies. Follow us at @SaludToday!

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NEWS: Arizona Explores Unlocking School Playgrounds

County health leaders are awarding grants to test the effects of opening/sharing school rec facilities to the larger community.

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The Healthy Kids Hub has new bilingual infographics on the benefits of drinking water for young athletes.

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Baby Cafe for Breastfeeding moms

Baby Café for Moms!

Health workers Norma Sifuentes and Diana Montano, knew breastfeeding duration rates were low in largely Latino San Antonio, Texas, and many local moms faced social and environmental barriers. So they worked together, applied for funding, and created a Baby Café to make breastfeeding peer counselors accessible to all San Antonio mothers.

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water promotora in colorado

Water Promotora!

Gaby Medina distrusted local tap water when she moved from Mexico to Denver’s Westwood neighborhood (79% Latino). But she learned from her dentist about the fresh mountain water’s health benefits, and started pushing water to family/friends. She then became a bilingual water promotora for Westwood Unidos to teach parents about the health of water!.

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Aid for Immigrants!

Felipe Pinzon and his colleagues at Hispanic Unity of Florida know that many immigrants arrive in Broward County, Fla. (27% Latino) with no possessions, little money, and legal questions or citizenship matters. That’s why they offer free aid to low-income families in their most troubling times, to relieve stress and, in turn, improve people’s health and quality of life.

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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