Health

Latinos See U.S. as Better Than Place of Family’s Ancestry for Opportunity, Raising Kids, Health Care Access [REPORT]

For many Latinos, the United States offers a chance at a better life than the place their Latino ancestors came from in several ways.

Addressing the unprecedented behavioral-health challenges facing Generation Z

Nearly two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, Gen Zers, ranging from middle school students to early professionals, are reporting higher rates of anxiety, depression, and distress than any other age group. The mental-health challenges among this generation are so concerning that US surgeon general Vivek Murthy issued a public health advisory on December 7, 2021, to address the “youth mental health crisis” exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ThinkNow Smart Fitness: The Rise of Connected Fitness and Community [REPORT]

The pandemic has accelerated the shift from traditional in-person gym memberships to broader acceptance of at-home connected fitness equipment. But a recent ThinkNow study shows that the gym isn’t dead, and connected fitness has a long way to go.

Special Olympics launches First-Ever Fitness Campaign aimed at Hispanic Athletes With Intellectual Disabilities

For the first time in its over 50-year history, Special Olympics launched a fitness campaign aimed at Hispanic athletes with intellectual disabilities. The campaign, Escuela de Fuerza, which translates to School of Strength, drops at a key moment during the pandemic when many athletes with intellectual disabilities are working out from home to avoid public spaces.

Telemundo announced partnership with National Hispanic Medical Association

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced a year-long partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to support continued COVID-19 vaccination efforts and advance health-related programs for the Hispanic community.

Half of U.S. Teens are Concerned About Experiencing Anxiety in Returning to Regular Activities [REPORT]

Following a year that included remote learning and disruption of daily life, 47% of teens express concern about falling behind in school and 43% report they are concerned about mental health challenges as a result of the pandemic. Additionally, as much as one-third of teens are anxious about returning to in-person learning.

Do You Have Margin in Your Life?

Many of us are always “on” these days, running from task to task. Never-ending demands. Frenetic pace. We fill every available moment with activity or scrolling through our digital feeds.

Spanish-Language Survey Respondents Report Greater Pandemic Hardships

The pandemic has disproportionately affected certain groups, who were hit by  record unemployment, mental health challenges and the accumulation of debt.  Among Hispanics (of any race), the repercussions were even greater for those who responded to surveys in Spanish rather than in English.

Toyota harnesses Power of Mobility to Scale Up COVID-19

To support vaccine accessibility, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is providing several national and local nonprofit organizations with more than 50 vehicles and grant funding.  The vehicles support efforts in 13 states, with grant funding assisting various multicultural organizations throughout the country.

NBCUNIVERSAL awards Grants to Non-Profits

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Local, division of NBCUniversal, announced $3.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 100 non-profits in 11 markets.

Health marketing’s cultural closeup

Multicultural is the new mainstream. Is health marketing ready to seize the moment?

Cancer Research Institute named SociedAd as Hispanic Marketing & PR AOR

sociedAD announced that it has been named partner for the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). CRI, a non-profit organization spearheading transformative investigations to cure cancer by harnessing the power of the immune system, has selected the agency to kick-off the first ever in-language resource hub and Virtual Immunotherapy Patient Summit for the Hispanic community during this critical moment in science and research.  

Who’s Getting Vaccinated in the US?

New data from USAFacts paints a portrait of who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 in the US — a portrait that’s uneven, varying by state, age, sex, and race. This is just some of the data available in the new Vaccine Tracker, part of the expanded COVID-19 Data Hub at USAFacts.org.

Amigos For Kids Launches Riveting Public Awareness Campaign

To create awareness during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Amigos For Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and educating communities, is launching a new nationwide campaign titled “Victims.” The goal of the campaign is to help raise awareness of the impact child abuse and neglect can have on children and their communities.

COVID Remains Latinos’ Top Concern

Latinos are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, according to a new poll conducted by Univision News and Latino civil rights and advocacy organization UnidosUS, with 45 percent of Latino voters identifying it as their top priority. Fully 71 percent are more concerned about the impact of the virus on their family’s health than their finances, the poll found.

The Covid-19 Pandemic, a Crisis with a Woman’s Face

A strange and different March is ending, which finishes a year of being mired in a global pandemic. At the same time, we will say goodbye to Women’s History Month in the U.S., in the midst of a scenario quite complicated for women.  By: Francheska M. León de la Parra, Marketing Director of Thema America

Telemundo partners with Susan G. Komen to Save Lives

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, and Telemundo announced a two-year partnership to reach Hispanic women with trustworthy information and resources to take control of their breast health. 

When Your Employee Discloses a Mental Health Condition

When one of your direct reports has the courage to talk with you about their mental health condition, how you respond is critical. You want the person to know you appreciate them sharing while also reassuring them that their job and your perception of them are not at risk. At the same time, you need to figure out what impact, if any, this will have on your team and their workload. What do you say right away? What questions do you ask? How do you decide what accommodations, if any, to make?  by Amy Gallo

Hispanicize Hosts Dr. Fauci at Upcoming Event About Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, top U.S. infectious disease expert, delivers the keynote address during a special edition of Hispanicize this Friday (12 to 3 PM Eastern / 9 AM to 12 PM Pacific). Called “It Depends On You” or “De Ti Depende” in Spanish, the free online event features celebrities, influencers, community leaders and frontline workers who’ll discuss the importance of the Covid-19 vaccine for Hispanic communities.   By Court Stroud – Founder & Managing Director – The Cledor Group

Hispanicize Partners with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to Help Educate the Latinx Community about COVID-19 Vaccines

Largest Latinx virtual event to feature Dr. Anthony Fauci, Paola Ramos, John Leguizamo, Giselle Blondet and other renowned doctors, community leaders, activists, celebrities and influencers in a free special edition event taking place on Friday, March 12th 

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