National Latina Health Network is a growing network
of individuals and organizations dedicated to
improving the quality of health among Latinas
and their families.
- We are a unique organization
of health experts who are connected and active
in community-based program development and policy
- We provide innovative health
programming to local and regional agencies.
- We bring together and are committed
to strengthening and supporting a network of
Latina leaders in public health.
- We build
local and national community health partnerships
Created in 1989,
the Latinas: Partners for Health (LPH) project
began with the formation of a 30-member group
of Latina professional involved in public health.
Its purpose was to develop a structure and strategies
to educate and involve Latina leaders in HIV prevention.
The core group of members expanded to over 1,500
women nationwide with six regional coordinators
and community collaborative networks composed
of state/local health department officials, front-line
providers and professionals in the field of health,
education, medicine, business and the media. To
better reflect the growth and program expansion,
led to the establishment of the National Latina
Health Network (NLHN) in 1997.
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