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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

Hispanic Nurses Educating Multicultural Communities on the Affordable Care Act

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What is Hispanic Nurses Educating Multicultural Communities
on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Project?

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses was chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to receive a grant under the “Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities” Initiative to implement the Hispanic Nurses Educating Multicultural Communities on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) project.

The project promoted health and wellness among Hispanic communities, using the ACA as a platform to teach communities about protections, benefits and health insurance options under the law. The project also provided an opportunity for nurses to enhance their teaching, communication, and leadership skills as they worked to strengthen and grow community partnerships and resources culturally relevant for Hispanic health promotion.

NAHN Chapter Leaders received training in best practices for targeting and educating hard to reach communities and providing bilingual assistance to individuals and families with their enrollment.  Through community forums targeting local Hispanic families, Hispanic nurse educators have helped the project move toward its goal of impacting at least 1,000 multicultural individuals and families. 

As the Hispanic population continues to grow, this innovate project will serve as a leadership model for replication, particularly among minority nurses working with consumers to provide critical health education and services to disenfranchised communities.

Participating Chapters:

Press Releases & Media:

NAHN Receives Grant from iCohere
Grant enables NAHN to provide high-quality virtual training

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Awarded HHS Grant
NAHN to implement nationwide educational project targeted to Hispanic communities

NAHN Executive Director quoted on NBC News
Time Dwindling for Latinos to Sign Up for Health Insurance

NAHN Orange County Chapter featured as Exemplar of Nurses Working to Build a Culture of Health through ACA Education, in Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers publication 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Charting Nursing’s Future” policy brief highlights NAHN Orange County Chapter as Exemplar of Nurses Mobilizing to Help Hispanics Obtain Coverage

Call to Action:

  • Help us organize a “Coverage to Care” education town hall in your community? (See participating chapters.  Presentations and handouts available in English & Spanish.)
  • Consider adopting our NAHN ACA Training manual for nursing students/or other health care professionals.
  • Help sustain our important health promotion education by connecting us to potential resources/funding.
  • Do you know a family, friend or patient that needs health insurance coverage? Please refer them to or
  • Questions? Please contact our grant Principal Investigator, Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN


Our grant has been funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health
Grant Number #1 CPIMP141072-01-00.

We are thankful to iCohere for the “Serving Those Who Serve Others” grant, awarded for the potential high impact that our Affordable Care Act education may have on the health of multicultural communities.



2017 Annual Meeting


2017 Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2017
Phoenix, AZ


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