#Healthy_Lives Challenge Twitter Chat, Thursday June 4th @ 9.P.M. EST

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Want to help catalyze a global health  movement? Join @OpenIDEO Healthy Lives Challenge. Now open http://ideo.pn/1Fmts7N #Healthy_Lives

The Healthy Lives Challenge calls on our community to create technology, media and information-based solutions for inspiring all socioeconomic and cultural groups to lead healthier lives.

The challenge has a specific focus on the growing Hispanic population in the U.S., 30% of which suffers from diabetes and 75% suffers from obesity.

Hispanics in the U.S. make up the fastest growing population segment. They own smartphones, go online from a mobile device, and use social networking sites at similar and even higher rates than other groups.

As an important segment of the population, Hispanics are poised to leverage the power of technology to lead healthier lives.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, socioeconomic status is a fundamental cause of health.

While there appears to be a strong correlation between income and the health, the access to technology has the potential to encourage mobile health adoption and level the playing field.

Visit the challenge and join the conversation.

Join the chat on Thursday June 4th, 2015 @ 9pm EST!

Co-Host: @LATISM @OpenIDEO

Panelists: @RosaAlonsoDigi @CatarinaRivera

Partners:  NBCUniversal, NBCUniverso, and Telemundo
Follow the conversation: #Latism #Healthy_Lives

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/452775434899354/

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