- May 22, 2022
-- The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) stands with the victims, families, and communities over the last weekend who experienced the tragic events due to racism and gun violence. We continue to face these public health crises and it is our duty to advocate and improve the health and safety of the communities that we serve. As nurses, we stand for the protection of all citizens through policies that provide mental health and public safety and work towards dismantling all facets of racial hatred, bias, and violence within our communities.
As an organization, we condemn the vitriol that sparked these individuals to cause harm among the communities of Buffalo, NY, Orange County, CA, and other locations throughout the United States that perpetuates hate towards communities of color. NAHN is centered on promoting the health of communities of color through education, mentorship and advocating for policies at state and federal levels. We are dedicated to preserving the rights of all individuals through concerted efforts toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
####About the National Association of Hispanic Nurses:
Since 1975, NAHN has been the nation's leading professional society for Latino nurses. With a growing membership of more than 40 local chapters, NAHN represents the voices of over 220,000 Latino nurses throughout the United States. NAHN is devoted to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Latino communities and recognizing excellence among Latino nurses. To learn more, visit https://www.nahnnet.org/