Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinos have a long and rich history of contributing to the strength of America’s story. In all areas of life — health care, technology, arts & entertainment, education and beyond — Latinos have been influential.

During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and beyond, Planned Parenthood is committed in our mission to reduce health care disparities, provide accurate sexual and reproductive health education, and combat efforts to roll back advances in women’s rights. 

Throughout the year, our dedicated staff is working with leaders in the Latino community across the country to ensure that we are providing the most needed and relevant information to support the Latino community’s unique needs.  Whether it’s tabling at community events, speaking at national conferences, addressing students or standing side by side in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, Planned Parenthood staff is committed.   

That commitment is not only evidenced by our existing programs, including our unique promotores program, but by our investment in providing accurate information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Thanks to Obamacare, it is estimated that up to nine million Latinos will gain health insurance of some form. Starting October 1, people without insurance will have the chance to sign up for new, more affordable health insurance plans, all of which cover doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, prescription medications, ER care and preventive care — including birth control, which will be covered for free without a co-pay. For additional information, visit http://www.plannedparenthood.org or www.plannedparenthoodasegurate.org

Throughout the month we will be highlighting special content focused on issues vital to the health of Hispanics and invite you to join us as we look back on the contributions that Latinos have made and the efforts for an even brighter future!