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Arizona AARP Staffer Honored with Community Partnership Award

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The Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) recently honored AARP Arizona Community Outreach Director David Parra with its Annual NAHN Community Partnership Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions and support of the Hispanic/Latino nursing community.

David was honored for his work in partnering with the NAHN in bringing bilingual educational presentations on the workings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to communities statewide.

“We appreciate David’s long-term support of our organization’s health education initiatives that reflect an exemplary partnership to promote a culture of health across diverse and intergenerational communities in Arizona,” said Adriana Perez, NAHN Phoenix Chapter President. “The support and resources that David and AARP Arizona have contributed to NAHN’s membership events have played a role in making NAHN Phoenix the largest chapter of Hispanic nurses in the country. As a result, NAHN is able to achieve its mission of advancing the health of Arizona, particularly Hispanics, by providing scholarship, education and leadership opportunities for members.”

David also helped to design curriculum for Hispanic nurses about the ACA and worked to initiate AARP partnering support to help NAHN in Phoenix launch its own pilot educational program on the health care law in 2013.

“I’m honored to have received this award from the Phoenix Chapter of the NAHN and that our efforts have helped so many people understand the working of the Affordable Care Act,” said David. “I look forward to continuing our partnership in bringing educational resources on health care to NAHN members and the general public.”

As a result of his work, NAHN members have, in turn, educated more than 2000 Arizona families about the ACA.

The NAHN Community Partnership Award was presented to Parra during the NAHN Conference Awards & Scholarship Celebration Luncheon in Scottsdale on Aug. 28.

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