Spotlight: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latino communities bring so many strengths to our state. In fact, they are the fastest growing population in Wisconsin!

Unfortunately, members of our Hispanic and Latino communities often face cancer health disparities and barriers to care.

We can work to dismantle those barriers by learning about the heritage, history, and significant contributions of our Hispanic and Latino populations — and by using that knowledge to inform our work.

You can learn more during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Use the resources below to learn, explore, and celebrate!

Photo credit: Detail of Hispanic Heritage Select Photos, by David Valdez


National Hispanic Heritage Month official website (Hosted by the Library of Congress)

The Significance of Hispanic Heritage Month | El Significado del Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Pieces of History, a blog of the US National Archives)

Hispanic Heritage Month Toolkit (Hispanic Star)

Virtual Heritage and History Month Events (Smithsonian)

Profile: Hispanic/Latino Americans (Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (PBS)

Latino Wisconsin: A documentary series (Milwaukee PBS)Episode 1: Chapters 1&2Episode 2: Chapters 3&4Episode 3: Chapter 5

Health Promotion Resources (Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services)Hispanic Heritage MonthMes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

Looking for cancer-specific education resources?
Many of our How-To Sheets and Infographics are available in Spanish!
Learn more in the updated Cancer Facts and Figures for Hispanics/Latinos (American Cancer Society)
Special thanks to Steering Committee member Crystal Landeros, Community Outreach Coordinator with Aurora Health Center-Kenosha, for helping us compile these resources!