National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network

Xiomara A. Sosa, You Are Strong! Founder, President and CEO along with Marisa Treviño, Publisher of Latina Lista and President of Treviño TodaMedia, LLC have formed a partnership and created and launched the National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network that will establish a viable network advocating for Hispanic veterans’ health and human services needs that are culturally appropriate.

NHVAN’s mission is to provide culturally competent advocacy for the health and human services needs of U.S. Hispanic military veterans.

NHVAN’s vision is to create a well-established, organized, active, and strongly connected community of Hispanic veterans by improving communication and advocacy for their health and human services needs that is culturally appropriate.

This partnership shines light on issues affecting Hispanic veterans from a culturally appropriate perspective through an article series about issues affecting their health and human services needs, provide culturally appropriate resources, spotlight Hispanic veterans and Hispanic military-serving organizations, interviews with Hispanic veterans for the NHVAN and Latina Lista National Editorial Initiative articles series, and assemble and disseminate critical legislative, government, and military initiatives.

WHAT WE DO AND WHY:

Bilingual, culturally appropriate multi-platform advocacy campaign

Culturally appropriate online materials, publications, resources and events

Evidence-based empirical research approach

Highlight health and human services issues affecting Hispanic veterans from a culturally appropriate perspective

Establish, organize, activate, connect, and support

Improve communication

Educate and inform

Articles series for the NHVAN and Latina Lista National Editorial Initiative

Spotlight unique challenges, needs, and stories of Hispanic veterans

Elevate voices of Hispanic veterans from a positive and pragmatic perspective

Highlight Hispanic veterans in a positive light

Spotlight Hispanic military personnel and military-serving organizations

Assemble and disseminate critical legislative, government, and military initiatives

Legislative Days with representatives to advocate for health and human services needs

Town Hall meetings with community stakeholders, including health and human services professionals, to educate and raise awareness.

Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/NSMVAN/

Xiomara A. Sosa, Executive Creator

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