Health and wellness advocates say that people who speak up about their health issues should not be afraid to get the message across.
Fox News Latino host Miguel Diaz said that if people do not have the courage to speak out, they are likely to continue to do so.
He said: “You know, we see the kind of media attention that has to go along with those issues.”
In an effort to combat the stigma around health issues, health advocates and public health professionals have launched a hashtag campaign, #IStandWithUs.
One of the organizers of the campaign, Dr. Jose Villarreal, told Fox News that it is important for people to come forward and share their stories.
He told Fox: “We want people to feel safe sharing their stories and getting support.
It’s the first step to get more support.”
Villarbal added that the hashtag campaign is a step forward, but that there is more to do: “If you’re still not sharing your stories, we need to support you in getting the support that you need to get through it.”
A new study by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco showed that Latinos and African Americans who participated in a “positive affirm action” program that encourages positive attitudes toward health issues were more likely to seek medical care than those who did not.
The study, which was published online this week in the Journal of Health Communication, found that the participants in the program who had experienced an acute illness, such as an infection, had higher odds of being diagnosed with a serious illness.
The researchers said the positive affirm action program also showed that those who were able to speak up to their healthcare providers and get the support they needed were more than twice as likely to report an acute medical condition, such a cancer or heart disease, and that they were more apt to seek treatment.
Villarral said that a lot of the positive action programs that have been launched in recent years have focused on making people feel safer.
He explained that these programs focus on the safety of people to the point that they are focusing on prevention, rather than addressing the root causes of the health problems.
“That is not good, and it is not a solution to the problem,” Villarra said.
“We need to really get rid of the idea that health is a zero-sum game.
It is not.
Health is not about how many people you have or who you are or where you come from.”
Villarroal added that it was important to recognize that health can be a privilege and that it can be shared with others.
He added that people should also remember that it’s not about them.
“If I’m not talking to you, if you’re not seeing me, if I’m in the back of the line, that’s OK, but it’s a privilege that we have,” he said.