Join Stephanie on 4/12 for a tweet chat “How to Alter Health Messaging to Promote Prevention for Latinos”

#SaludTues 04-12

#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 4/12/16: “How to Alter Health Messaging to Promote Prevention for Latinos”

Health messaging is a critical way to empower health equity. But without relevant, culturally competent health messages, Latinos will continue to face vast health disparities in diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, especially in the face of conflicting unhealthy marketing by the food and beverage industry.

Let’s use #SaludTues on April 12, 2016, during National Minority Health Month, to tweet about how healthcare professionals, public health professionals, city leaders, businesses, schools, and you can alter language and images in their health messaging to promote health for Latinos.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Alter Health Messaging to Promote Prevention for Latinos”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Stephanie Pitsirilos, MPH (@ZoeHealth); Andrew Lopez, RN (@nursefriendly); School-Based Health (@sbh4all); and Fight Ladykiller (@FightLadykiller)
  • Optional Hashtags for Minority Health Month: #NMHM16, #healthequity

We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:

  • The importance of health promotion and disease prevention to improve Latino health.
  • Culturally relevant health messages for Latinos to promote healthful behaviors.
  • Avenues and methods to deliver healthy messages to Latinos.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources for generating powerful, culturally relevant messages for Latino health promotion.#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.”

Bomba Y Plena with Los Pleneros de la 21-Cosmo Clinic Fundraiser for Uninsured

LP21Have a great night watching, learning, listening (and dare we say, dancing to) the Afro-Puerto Rican dance and music form called Bomba y Plena, performed by Grammy-nominated and Smithsonian-recoginized Los Pleneros de la 21. And for a good cause. These steal-of-a-deal tickets ($15 regular, $10 students and children) directly fund the student-run CoSMO clinic (speared by Columbia University medical students) to buy medicine for uninsured patients in Washington Heights (100% of ALL proceeds go towards buying medicine for these patients). Everyone of all ages (families that means you too!) is welcome for a night of drums, dancing skirts, Afro-Latino history and good company. Don’t you want to learn about a dance form where your dance partner (and who you often square-off with) is the drum?

Those with an eye for art and graffiti legend will be happy to know that BlusterOne has designed a fundraising t-shirt for the event (light gray), $30 and fair-trade-made (100% proceeds go towards buying medicine for the clinic too). T-shirts available at the event, but if you are itching to ensure one is available, reserve one with Stephanie info@zoehealth.us

LP21Cosmotshirt

Okay, the details…

When? Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm

Where? Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th Street on Fort Washington Avenue (A, C or 1 train to 168th or M5, B7, M100 or M4 bus. Check transit schedules/info beforehand).

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Online at

http://artsinitiative.columbia.edu/events/cosmo-presents-lp21

Tickets are also available at the door, but we do encourage online sales to better prepare!

Thanks for being a supporter of the health needs of the underserved, Latino Health, and the arts.

Feel free to contact info@zoehealth.us, (917) 382-9277 with questions.

Outreach flyer, pdf form, is here:LP21yCoSMOflyer-5NEwlink

Chilo’s They Came. Puerto Ricans and 1492 #boricuasonline

Puerto Rican Voices Episode 9 from Center for Puerto Rican Studies on Vimeo.

Sharing this especially because of the last segment, a poem reflecting on Puerto Ricans and 1492. How can I not share this as I’m pitching my novel to literary agents, The Saints of Columbus?

From CentroVoices:

“…Lastly, we end this week’s episode of Puerto Rican Voices with the spoken-word poet and hip-hop artist known as Chilo, as he walks through the streets of New York City. He performs two of his pieces while reflecting on how he came to appreciate his Puerto Rican heritage. Chilo’s work can be described as an homage to the experience of Puerto Ricans in the US as well as an attempt to reclaim the history of our ancestors. He also discusses El Grito de Poetas, the Latino poetry collective he founded in 2005.”

Vanishing New York: The Book

Source: Vanishing New York: The Book

Happy to see this recent news in publishing. A nonfiction book on the issues that Stephanie’s (on the market) novel tackles.

Vanishing New York: The Book

“At long last, after many efforts, I am happy to report there will be a Vanishing New York book. From the official trade announcement today:

“Blogger Jeremiah Moss’s VANISHING NEW YORK, a critique of the ills of hyper-gentrification and suburbanization of our cultural hubs, a rallying cry for how we can stop it (in New York and other cities around the world), and a lyrical look at why cities need souls.”

Many thanks to my agent, Anthony Mattero at Foundry Literary + Media, and to my editor, Denise Oswald at HarperCollins’ Dey Street Books, for taking a chance on a cranky blogger. And endless thanks to everyone who reads this blog, and keeps reading it (even though it’s depressing), for all your support over the years. I’m grateful that we’re all in it together.”

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