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
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