The National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network Program is an initiative of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention Networking2Save consortium of national networks. The purpose of the Nuestras Voces Network is to expand multi-sector networks and their capacity to effectively address the threats of commercial tobacco use and reduce the impact of tobacco related cancers on the nation’s health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on reducing disparities in underserved Hispanic communities.
To achieve these goals, the Nuestras Voces Network is working to increase partnerships and meaningful collaboration between CDC-funded tobacco and cancer control programs at the state level, Hispanic serving CBOs, national organizations, and other consortium national networks, to reach and impact commercial tobacco use and cancers in Hispanic communities. Nuestras Voces is partnering with leading Hispanic CBOs that are serving as Regional Lead Agencies (RLAs) that include: Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, Chicago, IL; Hispanic Federation , New York, NY; El Centro de la Raza, Seattle, WA; Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Alpharetta, GA; Día de la Mujer Latina, Houston, TX; and Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego, CA. These agencies are trusted agents of change in their communities and have a broad history of implementing culturally proficient interventions including tobacco and cancer control, and they operate networks that are regional with a reach amplified by their multi-sectoral collaborations.
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network Program strategies and activities focus on:
Management of a national network to advance culturally proficient interventions to address commercial tobacco use and related cancers in underserved Hispanic communities.
Training and technical assistance through the development and delivery of culturally proficient tobacco and cancer control-related tailored interventions.
Implementation of tailored interventions in areas of environmental and systems level change; health care systems strategies; and, community-clinical linkages to increase engagement of Hispanic communities at the national, state, tribal, and territorial program levels.
Implementation of bilingual and culturally proficient media activities on tobacco and cancer control to expand and leverage CDC’s mass-reach health communication interventions to Hispanic communities.