Nueva Vida was founded in 1999 to fulfill the growing needs of the underserved Latino community affected by cancer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Nueva Vida’s mission is to inform, support, and empower Latino families, whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care.
It is one of the few independent, community-based, nonprofit organization providing free, comprehensive, and culturally competent services along the cancer continuum in Spanish to Latinos with or at high-risk for developing cancer in the Mid-Atlantic region.
It’s high-touch comprehensive cancer services are dedicated to providing evidence-based interventions that support Latino families during one of their most traumatic experiences. For over 10 years Nueva Vida has engaged in community based participatory research with major academic institutions, researchers and cancer centers in an effort to highlight the particular needs of the Latino community increase knowledge, treatment and access to care.