NAHN Hispanic Health Policy Summit


Thank You for Attending the 2024 NAHN Hispanic Health Policy Summit!

January 31-February 2, 2024 | Washington, D.C. 

Latinos United Through Advocacy: Elevating our voice to advance Hispanic health, wellness, and equity in our communities.

Thank you for joining us in Washington, DC from January 31-February 2 for the 2024 NAHN Hispanic Health Policy Summit at the Willard InterContinental! The Hispanic Health Policy Summit unites the Latino healthcare community to advocate for the health care issues affecting the Hispanic population and proposing potential solutions. The National Association of Hispanic Nurses was excited to lead this joint summit in partnership with other Latino-focused medical associations supporting the needs of the Hispanic community. The first and third day of this summit consisted of educational sessions, while the second day was reserved for participants to attend individual Hill Day visits scheduled by the Summit organizers.


  1. Expand knowledge of health policy issues affecting Latino communities.
  2. Develop skills necessary to advocate effectively and advance access to equitable healthcare for America’s Latino population.
  3. Network with peers across disciplines to strategize and advocate for patient centered culturally sensitive care across healthcare fields.
  4. Express a unified voice when engaging with policymakers about the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community.
  5. Collaborate across disciplines on healthcare priorities affecting the Hispanic community.


NAHN is an approved CE provider by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-14680. There are up to a total of 10.5 CEs possible for the Hispanic Health Policy Summit. CEs for this program are available via the NAHN HHPS website for each applicable session following the completion of a post-session evaluation.




  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM & Hill Day Visits - attendees will receive individual schedules with their local government representatives
  • Friday, February 2, 2024: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

View Agenda Here
 Featured Speakers


Legislative Priorities

  • Support HR 3069: To Amend title XI of the Social Security Act to Improve access to care for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by testing payment models that address the social determinants of health and health disparities, particularly with respect to minorities, underserved areas, and high-risk individuals. 
  • Support H.R. 1638: Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2023 by increasing the Medicare reimbursement rate for clinical social worker services. 
  • Support S. 1001: Telehealth Expansion Act of 2023 will not disqualify a high deductible plan from providing services through telehealth or remote care; thereby, encouraging telehealth services. 
  • Support H.R. 3768: Midwives for Moms Act of 2023: To address maternity care shortages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives, and for other purposes. 
  • Support H.R.4818: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2023 expands Medicare coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity and allows coverage under Medicare’s prescription drug benefit of drugs used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss management for individuals who are overweight.  
  • Support H.R. 2713: I CAN Act: To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to increase access to services provided by advanced practice registered nurses under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes. 
  • Support S. 652/H.R. 2630: SAFE STEP ACT: To improve step therapy protocols and ensure patients can safely and efficiently access the best treatment for them. 

  • Support H.R. 3731: Immigrants in Nursing and Allied Health Act of 2023~To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to reduce barriers to immigrants becoming nurses or allied health professionals in the United States, and for other purposes. 
  • Support S. 1113: Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2023~A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes. 
  • Support FY 2024 spending package of at least $302.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.]) and at least $197.693 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), as outlined in the Senate Appropriations Committee passed bill. 

  • Support H.R. 245: Breath of Fresh Air Act: To establish a grant program for nebulizers in elementary and secondary schools. 
  • Support H.R. 4579: Fairness for Farm Workers Act: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide increased labor law protections for agricultural workers, and for other purposes. 

Legislative Priorities


Local Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting the NAHN Washington DC Chapter by attending Noche de Sabor, a unique gastronomic experience in a cozy venue, on February 1 from 6pm-midnight. The evening featured Latin music, a three course meal, dancing, and hip hop featuring a local DJ. Proceeds supported scholarships for local nursing students. 
NAHN DC Chapter Fundraiser Flyer
Local Fundraiser Tickets


Local Activities

Explore Latino attractions while in Washington, DC!

The First Gallery of the National Latino Museum
The 4,500-sq. ft. Molina Family Latino Gallery at the National Museum of American History is the Smithsonian's first gallery dedicated to the Latino experience and Latino contributions to the United States.The Inaugural exhibition, "¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States" is an introduction to critical concepts, moments, and biographies that shine a light on the historical and cultural legacy of U.S. Latinas and Latinos.

Molina Family Latino Gallery

Organization of the American States
Located at Seventeenth Street and Constitution Ave, N.W., Washington, DC, the Organization of American States serves as an artistic introduction to the history of the Americas and the association of nations formed by 35 countries from the Americas and the Caribbean. A statue of Queen Isabella of Spain is the first sight to greet the visitor to the OAS Building. 

Organization of the American States