Our Story

Our Mission

Beginning with the end in mind...

The mission of the National Black Nurses Foundation, Inc. is to convene alliances and develop programs around clinical, public health and policy measures to improve the quality of life for underserved, and underrepresented at-risk populations. We achieve our mission through the engagement of interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaborations across health professions, education, research, policy implications, advocacy and community engagement as these programs highlight the impact of the health workforce.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. C. ALICIA GEORGES

Communities of Practice Conference

May 20, 2022


What's Happening This Month

Health Awareness Month

Men's Health Month
Men's Health Month

This month is all about encouraging the men in your life (including you, men out there!)... Read More

to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and depression.

Pride Month
Pride Month

During the month of June, Americans come together to celebrate Pride Month and to raise ... Read More

awareness of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender, and Gender Queer (LGBTQIA+) community.

Pride is about many things: Acceptance and tolerance, equality, celebrating the work of important LGBTQIA+ activists, providing education about important historical events involving the LGBTQIA+ community, and raising awareness of issues that have and continue to impact the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride Month is celebrated by those who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as by those who support them.

National Oral Health Month
National Oral Health Month

June is national oral health month in the United States and is supported by the American Dental ... Read More

Association serving as a reminder the importance of good oral hygiene. This includes but not limited to brushing at least twice daily, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist.

National Scoliosis Awareness Month
National Scoliosis Awareness Month

It’s time to speak up about your experiences so we can encourage others to screen for scoliosis... Read More

Early detection of abnormal curvature of the spine is key to preventing serious complications. By encouraging others to screen and highlighting educational resources, we can prevent and correct the advancement of scoliosis in our communities...

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Lessons Learned from COVID‐19
The Survival of Minority Businesses

Special Guest: Dr. C. Alicia Georges

Join this significant discussion on COVID‐19 and other chronic disease conditions and the unequal burden of disease and death on vulnerable populations that – by category – are invisible to the healthcare system. The impact of COVID‐19 on minority and small businesses are disproportionate and has brought social and racial injustice and inequity to the forefront of public health. (Learn More)