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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

Black Business Month
Black Business Month

This month is exciting because it gives us an opportunity to focus on a community that... Read More

is far too often underrepresented when it comes to access to capital and opportunities to build wealth.

National Breastfeeding Month
National Breastfeeding Month

Like all mammals, human mothers are blessed with the ability to produce and feed their babies ... Read More

Breast milk has always held great cultural significance; the ancient Greeks believed that the Milky Way galaxy was formed by a swirl of the goddess Hera’s breastmilk (and that the breastmilk of a goddess could make a mortal invincible). We recognize National Breastfeeding Month every August.

Though the debate about whether or not to breastfeed is very old, the health benefits cannot be denied. According to the World Health Organization, universal breastfeeding could save about 820,000 infant lives each year.

National Eye Exam Month
National Eye Exam Month

This August, observe National Eye Exam Month by learning about ways to keep your vision... Read More

clear and healthy. As we age, getting a baseline eye exam can detect early signs of disease or damage to your eyes. Ophthalmologists recommend periodic eye exams every 2-4 years from the ages of 40 to 65, and every 1-2 years after the age of 65. While most symptoms are often disregarded, getting a simple checkup and following a doctor’s orders can greatly lower risks of more severe and future damage, and you can continue to enjoy healthy vision.

National Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month or Psoriasis Action Month holds throughout August yearly. This... Read More

holiday aims to educate the public about psoriasis and enlighten patients on topics surrounding causes, triggers, and treatment methods. The event was first observed in October 1997 as a full-scale national awareness campaign, publicizing relevant facts about psoriasis through newspapers, radio, and television. Thankfully, psoriasis is treatable; however, dissemination of vital information on all aspects of the disease is necessary, which is the aim of this month.

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)