September Hispanic Latino Heritage Month
Every year since 1968, between September 15 and October 15 Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize Hispanic and Latino communities and their countless contributions and resilience. Additionally, we celebrate the richness of Hispanic and Latino countries, families, traditions, and cultures.
The National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Center (NHL-PTTC) and the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA), in collaboration with the South-Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (SSW PTTC) celebrate the Hispanic and Latino culture, since culture is prevention. Culture is a powerful prevention tool. It is closely tied with critical protective factors like cultural values, familism, parental and familial connectedness, bonding, and spirituality.
Take a look at the South Southwest PTTC's September newsletter this month for additional resources for those serving Hispanic Latino populations.