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TWEET: Labor Day, Back to School, Mental Health, #Health4All and More Drive Social Media Discussion

TWEET: Labor Day, Back to School, Mental Health, #Health4All and More Drive Social Media Discussion

Welcome to This Week in Equity Engagement on Twitter (TWEET) for the week of August 31, 2015. Since it’s Labor Day weekend, let’s start with some labor-related posts:

The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education has several great resources about the state of the job market here in California and across the country.

The Center is also hosting a training session on strategic campaigns for community organizations.

Another great webinar from the American Public Health Association this week detailed how those who benefit from privilege often have a hard time recognizing it.

Now that school is back in session, it’s important to remember the benefits of physical activity for students.

And it’s important that counseling plays a bigger role than suspensions when it comes to school discipline.

Stigma is still a significant barrier to addressing mental health needs, but efforts are underway to address its impact.

In two weeks there’s an important policy forum in Richmond on addressing childhood trauma.

Here’s an interesting interactive resource from Public Health Institute that allows you to understand some of the social determinants of health driving obesity in your neighborhood.

If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for the upcoming PolicyLink Equity Summit in Los Angeles.

And last but not least, Health for All efforts to expand coverage to all Californians regardless of immigration status are gaining support among voters…

…and our fellow advocates!

Those are just some of the health equity twitter highlights from this week. If you have other examples you’d like to share, please post them to the comments section or send them to me at and I’ll be happy to share them.

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