The National Association of Hispanic Nurses, LA Chapter, held its annual conference March 4 at the California Endowment Center.
More than 200 RNs and nursing students attended the event, which was themed Mental Health Issues for the Latino Community Across the Lifespan.
Presentations focused on a recent report that the Hispanic community is expected to increase to 97 million by 2050. As that number increases, so will the rise in mental health cases, organizers said. The conference was designed to address the leading causes of mental health issues identified in the mental health community.Congresswoman Grace Napolitano from the 38th District.
Statistically, Latino/nurses comprise approximately 4% of all registered nurses, yet the LA Hispanic population comprises nearly 60% of our population, Chapter President Kathy Lopez, RN, MSN, wrote in a news release.
NAHN-LA is a nonprofit organization that supports the professional and educational advancement of the Hispanic nurse and enhancing health of Latino communities.