Xiomara A. Sosa, NHVAN Executive Creator and Co-partner
Founder, You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services
Marisa Treviño, NHVAN Media Co-partner
President, Treviño TodaMedia, LLC, and Publisher/Founder of Latina Lista
Launch Date: Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012
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You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services and Latina Lista are thrilled to announce their joint partnership in the establishment and launch of the National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network (NHVAN)!
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 to create and launch the National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network (NHVAN). An arm of You Are Strong!, NHVAN 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 that are culturally appropriate .
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 will help shine 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.
Some of the initiatives that will be rolled out in 2013 include Legislative Days with representatives to advocate for their needs and Town Hall meetings with community stakeholders, including health and human services professionals, to educate and raise awareness about Hispanic veterans’ culturally appropriate needs.
“I am thrilled to partner with Marisa & Latina Lista on this special project for Hispanic veterans. There is such a huge need for culturally competent advocacy related to Hispanic veterans and there is currently no organized group for such an important initiative. Marisa and I hope to close that gap together! This is a special project I hold near and dear to my heart and Marisa shares those same sentiments. Together, we hope to reach out, organize and unify our community around our amazing veterans who served our country and get them the health and human services they need.” Xiomara A. Sosa, NHVAN Executive Creator & Co-Partner, You Are Strong! Founder.
“I am honored to join Xiomara A. Sosa, Founder of You Are Strong! on such a worthwhile and urgently needed initiative that elevates the voices of Hispanic veterans and spotlights their unique challenges, needs and stories. Just as more Hispanic veterans prepare to reintegrate into U.S. society, there isn’t a better time to launch the National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network. Working with Xiomara on this project is a natural extension of Latina Lista’s editorial mission and we look forward to not only helping and supporting our community’s veterans but providing a platform where the greater Latino community can share in the pride of knowing about these courageous men and women and the sacrifices they made for our country”. Marisa Treviño, NHVAN Media Co-partner, President, Treviño TodaMedia, LLC, and Publisher/Founder of Latina Lista.
NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE HISPANIC OR A VETERAN TO SUPPORT, JOIN OR PARTICIPATE IN THIS INITIATIVE. EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS NHVAN’S MISSION IS WELCOME!