Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage September 15 – October 15, 2022

September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.  It began in 1968 as a week-long celebration and expanded in 1988.

This year the theme is ‘Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.’ The Hispanic Heritage Month website says it wants to make sure that all voices are represented and welcomed to build stronger communities and a stronger nation.

The North Carolina Medical Society is grateful for our many Latinx members, staff, supporters and patients.

In North Carolina the Department of Health and Human Services works hard to support the state’s growing Hispanic community including the NC Early Childhood Action Plan, the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, and by translating key content of the Division of Child Development and Early Education website.

For information on celebrations around the country and for places to learn more click here.