The concept of social change is very vast and subjective. A small change can even bring a big impact to the society as a whole whereas a big change in a small group may be significant on the stage of that particular group; however it may be insignificant on the larger society.
For Immediate Release
Announcing the Official Launch of XAS & My VoiceTv Online Social Change Network Campaign
The campaign will focus on issues related to veterans’ health and human services and on issues related to mental health and physical health for families, children and communities. The campaign is comprised of My VoiceTv and XAS Consulting, LLC and will feature social change initiatives launched through You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services and The Get-Right! Organization, Inc., social change nonprofit organizations spearheaded through XAS Consulting, LLC lead by its Founder and Principal Xiomara A. Sosa. Xiomara is thrilled to work with My VoiceTv in promoting content related to veterans’ health via its Military Unit Group and family and community health through its Health and Fitness Group.
This unique social network venture combines the efforts of You Are Strong! And Get-Right! with My VoiceTv’s social network platform to enhance positive social change in communities and society as a whole. This powerful collaboration’s goal is to reach out to more people and communities together and effect positive social change on the community level. My VoiceTv will strengthen the voices of the military and veterans community and the health and fitness community to educate and create more awareness on the issues affecting them.
My VoiceTv is a comprehensive online campaign that highlights current projects providing mental health, physical health, and human services resources and information to improve the wellbeing of the military and veteran communities as well as families addressing health and fitness. My VoiceTv will feature these issues on the social network platform with Get-Right! and You Are Strong! as its source of current and relevant information.
In addition, the campaign will provide videos and interviews of people who are making positive social change in these communities such as activists, advocates, teachers, law enforcement officers and other humanitarian workers. My VoiceTv will spearhead, produce and air special features and images advertising links on its blog and social network websites as well as on the You Are Strong! and Get-Right! websites about current and future social change projects. This new social network contains groups dedicated to different elements of social life.
Its launch serves to attract a larger membership for My VoiceTv and to better feature and highlight the projects that advocate for veterans health and human services issues and mental and physical health issues for families, children and communities. The two groups on My VoiceTv highlighting this work are the Military Unit and the Health and Fitness groups which serve as a tool to spread social change and promote better health awareness for these communities.
“Given the magnitude of the current need that our military and veteran communities currently face, it is imperative that we support this unique online social change network. My VoiceTv campaign will help ensure that our true heroes get the information and support they deserve for their visible and invisible wounds. In addition, our families, children and communities will also benefit from current and relevant health information they need”, said Xiomara A. Sosa, Founder of You Are Strong! and Get-Right! working with Jason Diaz, CEO of My VoiceTv to manage the campaign.
“The Path to Permanent Weight Control & Optimal Health”
I am thrilled to announce that I am now a Take Shape For Life Health Coach! This is an important component of my current practice of a progressive, innovative path to integrative health by combining behavioral and primary health care. My goal as a Health Coach is to integrate mental health and physical health in my private practice XAS Consulting, LLC in order to help my clients achieve and sustain optimal health. I have proudly teamed up with and joined a group of like-minded professionals who work with people to create optimal health in their lives through our Take Shape For Life Bio-Network. We are blazing a new path toward optimal health for the 21st century and Health Coaches are leading the way. This is the beginning of a long and rewarding relationship, as I work in alliance with the Take Shape for Life health program to create optimal health in America! My services are provided virtually/electronically, telephonically or in person.
Xiomara A. Sosa, XAS founder
This week’s Latina Spotlight is on Xiomara A. Sosa, mental health professional, mental health advocate and founder of the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network. As a Latina, a veteran and a mental health professional, Xiomara has dedicated her career to ensuring that often underserved populations, such as the Latino community and U.S. veterans, receive the mental health information and care that they deserve. New Latina has partnered with Xiomara and the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network to promote education, awareness and advocacy for the mental health services needs of U.S. Hispanic communities. We are so very proud to share Xiomara’s story with you all and we encourage you to learn more about the National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network.
By Xiomara A. Sosa
Walden University, and GSC Southern Region Liaison
Hispanic Heritage Month was Sept. 15–Oct. 15. Although I have never felt that designating only one month of the year is sufficient to recognize the scores of positive contributions Hispanics have made to our nation, I am grateful, and I understand why the need to do so still exists. By coincidence, I wrote this article for The Advocate at a time when I was launching an advocacy and social change project for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Counseling in the Modern Era: Challenges & Opportunities in a Changing World
Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
July 19-21, 2012
XAS Advocacy Network Series (ANS)
Xiomara A. Sosa, ANS Executive Consultant
- The National Hispanic Veterans Advocacy Network
- The National Sexual Minority (LGBQQTI) Veterans Advocacy Network
- The National Hispanic Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network
- The National Sexual Minority (LGBQQTI) Mental Health Professionals Advocacy Network
- The National Latina Mental Health and Wellness Advocacy Network
- The National Modern Family Mental Health and Wellness Advocacy Network
The XAS Advocacy Network Series (ANS) is a bilingual, culturally competent multi-platform advocacy campaign for diverse communities launched by XAS through Get-Right! and You Are Strong! in partnership with prominent social media and coalition partners.
Through these partnerships ANS helps shed light on issues affecting diverse communities through a series of articles about these community members’ needs, resources, events, spotlights, interviews and critical legislative, government, and military initiatives. The campaign includes Legislative Days with representatives and Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders.
The goal is to advocate for mental health and wellness and health and human services needs that are culturally competent and effect positive social change for these communities:
- Hispanic community
- Veteran community
- Sexual minority (LGBQQTI) community
XAS Consulting, LLC Founder Xiomara A. Sosa is committed to creating positive social change through culturally competent advocacy. Her advocacy work is done through the 2 nonprofit organizations she founded: The Get-Right! Organization, Inc. whose mission is to educate families, teach children, and support communities about mental health and physical health; and You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services whose mission is to combat negative stigma and provide health and human services information to veterans and their families.
Xiomara created this advocacy network series to build unity within and awareness about the mental health and wellness and health and human services needs of these communities. These advocacy networks are launched in partnership with like-minded social media and coalitions to unify health and human services professionals that advocate for mental health and wellness and health and human services needs of Hispanics, veterans, and sexual minorities (LGBQQTI). The advocacy campaign is based on empirical, evidence-based research data. This initiative elevates the voices of these communities and spotlights their unique challenges, needs and stories. The partnerships are a natural extension of the social media and coalition partners’ missions to help and support these communities by providing a platform where the greater community can share and receive culturally competent information.
Current ANS partners are:
Stay tuned for the next partnership launch in October 2012 during Hispanic Heritage Month:
NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE HISPANIC, A VETERAN, OR A SEXUAL MINORITY TO SUPPORT, JOIN OR PARTICIPATE IN THIS CAMPAIGN. EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS THE ANS MISSION IS WELCOME!
Xiomara A. Sosa Turning Personal Experience Into a Social Change Mission
Xiomara A. Sosa’s personal history and her vision as a social entrepreneur are inseparable. A New York City native and a U.S. Army and Air Force Reserves veteran from a family of military veterans, Xiomara was on a train departing from the Pentagon only minutes away from her workplace in Washington, D.C., when the 9/11 terrorist attack occurred.
Revolucionaria: XAS Founder Xiomara A. Sosa, Nominated for The Mobilizer Award
Her big idea is to improve mental health. With not just one, but three movements, Xiomara A. Sosa communicates her message of health across the real and virtual world. Along with her namesake life coaching site (http://xasconsulting.com/), she runs a two nonprofits – one dedicated to veterans health and another site to cultivate family health.