Salud America! launches health equity podcast

By Josh McCormack, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio

On Sept. 3, Salud America!, a national communication organization focused on driving community change for the health of Latino and all families, announced its newest project: the “Salud Talks” podcast.

This weekly production aims to expand the health equity conversation by approaching each conversation from a holistic view of mental, physical and societal wellness.

The first episode will go live on Sept. 4, 2019, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

Get full podcast details here.

“The Salud Talks podcast will provide insight into many of the health inequities impacting Latinos, and raise awareness of emerging solutions to those inequities,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., director of Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. “We’ve had many exciting researchers, advocates and decision-makers join our team for some impactful conversations. Salud Talks will give listeners a chance to hear from the experts discussing the problems that are too important to overlook.”

Salud America!, established in 2007, produces culturally relevant multimedia research, tools and stories to fuel its online network—more than 250,000 moms and dads, health care providers, and community and school leaders—to change policies, systems and environments where Latino children and families can equitably live, learn, work and play.

For the new podcast, episodes will engage a guest expert in discussions on health equity, public policy, LGBTQ+ health, culture shifts, climate change, health care and other subjects that significantly impact Latinos and all people.

Guests will provide context, background, stories and insight into each episode’s topic.

“Salud Talks is really exciting because our listeners will get to hear from the people who are working in these issues every day,” said Rosalie Aguilar, project coordinator of Salud America!. “Each episode will bring something new to the table, from infrastructure to art to individualized medicine. Anyone and everyone should tune in to this.”

The podcast is directed by Dr. Ramirez and produced by Josh McCormack, digital content curator at Salud America!, and Rick Carrillo, video production manager at Salud America! 

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About Salud America!

Salud America! is a national Latino-focused organization that creates culturally relevant and research-based stories, videos and tools to inspire people to start and support healthy changes to policies, systems and environments where Latino children and families can equitably live, learn, work and play. Latinos are a rising U.S. powerhouse, but they face barriers to be their healthiest and suffer high rates of obesity and other health disparities. Salud America! and its award-winning multimedia communications help our social and online network—more than 250,000 moms and dads, providers, researchers, and community and school leaders—push for healthy changes in schools and communities to build health equity for Latino and all kids. Salud America! is led by health disparities researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez and supported by a passionate team of communicators at UT Health San Antonio, thanks to funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others.

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