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.


Communities of Practice Conference

May 20, 2022

What's Happening This Month

Health Awareness Month

World Alzheimer's Month
World Alzheimer's Month

It’s always a good idea to be informed. That’s why World Alzheimer’s Month in September... Read More

is such an important observance.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 6 percent of people 65 and older. Although it may seem like just a typical disease for older people — it is, in fact, not a normal part of aging. Scientists don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s, but they suspect it’s a combination of many factors. The disease affects parts of the brain that control memory, thought, and language. There is no cure, but experts think that lowering blood pressure, exercising, and not smoking may reduce the risk. Let’s take a closer look at this event, and learn more about the disease.

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

ational Sickle Cell Awareness Month is held every September to raise awareness and ... Read More

attention for sickle cell disease. The ultimate aim is to drive research and treatment options to give those affected by this illness a better quality of life.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, find out all that you can about the different... Read More

types of cancers that affect children. The more you know, the more lives you will be able to save by providing friends and family with crucial information regarding the disease at an early stage. To reduce the mortality rate of children, numerous childhood cancer organizations around the world create awareness campaigns and raise funds for research regarding prevention and cure. The American Childhood Cancer Organization also encourages everyone to spread awareness for the cause by wearing a gold ribbon. This year, play an important role in the initiative by spreading the message.


Who isn’t down to wearing makeup for a good cause? In September, buying and flaunting a... Read More

fun purple or bright pink lipstick color isn’t just a fashion choice. It’s a fashion choice that makes a positive impact. The Liptember campaign hopes that fun lipstick will start a conversation on women’s mental health. Their ultimate goal is to raise awareness and funds for the issue, and it’s easy to register online and receive support from friends and family. Just for wearing lipstick!

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)