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BEYOND #Me Too & #Times Up. Join us and learn why the idea of BEYOND is so critical in this narrative about safety and health. Is power abuse different in agriculture? Only recently have farmworker stories about sexual harassment been brought to light. Join us in learning from Dr. Breckwich Vásquez. Take away new thoughts about the many approaches to addressing this issue. This powerful presentation is for all who are invested in the wellbeing of farmworker women!
You will earn 2.0 CE Credits. Light appetizers & beverages will be served. To learn more about Dr. Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, please visit: http://bit.do/Dr-Victoria-Breckwich-V-squez.
NAHN Supports our DACA Community
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses has a long-standing commitment to a diverse and culturally competent health care workforce. The values of diversity, inclusion, and equitable care are central to NAHN’s mission. The federal government’s announcement that it is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has provided essential protection to some of our colleagues, patients, and to the nearly 800,000 undocumented yo...ung people nationwide, goes against our most basic values of equity and fairness.
The United States’ increasingly diverse population is rapidly growing. Research has shown that diversity in the healthcare workforce improves patient outcomes especially in populations with a history of barriers in access to care. The administration’s action to rescind DACA will impact many of our colleagues who have chosen professions in health care. We strongly support these individuals who can contribute to the health of their communities.
We urge members of Congress to put aside bipartisan rhetoric, and come together to provide permanent solutions so that members of the health care workforce with DACA status are able to continue their education and work to help our nation decrease health disparities in our communities.
This is Nurse Jessica Esparza’s story of immigration, achievement, sacrifice, determination, humanity and pathway into nursing. Her story is chronicled on Crosscut by Enrique Cerna and we at WW-NAHN are moved by her resilience and humbled by her contributions to the nursing profession. We first learned about Jessica in 2014, when we founded WW-NAHN, and as proud Latinx, screened the documentary produced by Mr. Cerna, titled: “Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington.” As Lati...nx Nurses, we wanted to educate our audience on the importance of representation of Latinx nurses in our profession and on the health of Washingtonians. Jessica’s story in the documentary exemplified the unforgiving hardships faced by Undocu-Latinx youth who dream of becoming nurses. But, above all, Jessica’s story was one of pride and empowerment. DACA became Jessica’s pass to nursing school and to attaining her degree in 2015. Last December 2017, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the American Nurses Association along with more than 50 Health organizations expressed support for DACA recipients in a letter to Congress, due to their collective good to health and those most vulnerable. WW-NAHN stands with DACA recipients. Link to letter: https://www.aamc.org/…/…/healthprofessionscallfordacafix.pdf
The WW-NAHN is proud to award three scholarships of $1,500 each to LatinX nursing students who are pursuing a nursing degree in Western Washington.
All student recipients are current WW-NAHN members and are engaged in serving the LatinX community through volunteering and/or work. Students receiving this 2017 WW-NAHN Scholarship reflect in their work a commitment and passion for addressing health disparities and inequalities affecting the most marginalized and vulnerable LatinX populations. In addition, student recipients identify the positive impact their diverse and unique perspectives bring to the nursing profession.
Thanks to the Salal Credit Union and Gerardo Campos for their generous 2017 scholarship contribution!
From HCA WA: "About 850,000 children birth to age 19 in Washington are enrolled in Apple Health. CHIP provides funding for about 50,000 of those enrolled children each month."
"Children enrolled in Apple Health have access to essential health care services, including immunizations and developmental screenings." Please read on and let us know How your patients and clients are being affected and how you think nurses could advocate for renewal of CHIP.
With South Park Information And Resource Center and our partners with Jugando Basketball por una Vida Saludable. Thank you for inviting Western Washington-NAHN nurses to provide health screenings to basketball players! Thank you to Consulado de México en Seattle's Ventanilla de la Salud, Mireya from Community Health Plan of Washington, Sarah from Sea Mar Community Health Centers for bringing health education and clinic, insurance and practioner information and resources! An evening of wrap around services for JBVS participants 🏀
“There have been headlines that the federal government is cutting back on outreach. Is that true in Washington state?” Read on to find the answer.
Adding an AED to the Hands Only CPR training provided in Spanish by the Promotoras Comunitarias de South Park-Thank you to Pacific Hospital PDA, Swedish, Puget Sound Energy, Group Health for your generous contributions to South Park Information And Resource Center's De Corazón Program! The Hope Heart Institute's instructor Jaclyn Ng and WW-NAHN are so honored to be part of De Corazón ❤️
Free DACA renewal clinic-October 5, 2017 is the deadline for renewals.
If your DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, the University of Washington School of Law is hosting a free renewal legal clinic where you ca...n get assistance in completing and filing the application to renew your DACA status.
Call (855) 313-7326 or (206) 587-4009 to reserve a spot.
Learn more here: https://www.nwirp.org/…/…/09/DACA-Poster_UW_September-28.pdf