The PAN Foundation celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, 2021, the PAN Foundation recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the history and culture of Hispanic Americans.

National Hispanic Heritage Month was first established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by the Johnson administration before being expanded to the current heritage month in 1988.

For many Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, September 15 marks the anniversary of independence.

This year in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we highlight key health organizations that serve the Hispanic community.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Latino/Hispanic partners

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides resources in English and Spanish. They also offer health resources specific to the Latino/Hispanic community.

League of United Latin American Citizens: Latino Living Healthy (LLH)

The League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. Their LULAC Latinos Living Healthy (LLH) initiative addresses health disparities for Latinos across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH)

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) works with community-based members to provide health services to more than 15 million Hispanics throughout the United States every year.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI): Hispanic/Latinx resources

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. They provide mental health resources on advocacy, education, support specific to the Hispanic community.