Resources & Information

Education is power, knowledge is wealth.

Good health is an asset and being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. The practices of good health vary for each individual but include physical activity, healthy eating, social interaction and support from others.

Below, the National Black Nurses Foundation has provided a list of References & Resources to help each of us continue to pursue good health.



COVID–19 References & Resources

COVID Screening & Testing Sites
COVID Screening

Find a health center near you for available COVID-19 screening and testing.
 

COVID Vaccination Sites
COVID Vaccines

Find information and tools to help you find out where to get vaccinated near you–and some tips for making an appointment.


Other Health References & Resources



Cancer

Basic, molecular, epidemiologic, and clinical research are leading to improved cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. Decreasing cancer mortality death rates and increasing numbers of cancer survivors are important indicators of the progress we have made. As the leader of the National Cancer Program, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has played a major role in the progress that has been made by the cancer community. But work still needs to be done to reduce the burden of cancer for those who face a diagnosis.




Men's Health

All adults over the age of 18 should be screened and examined regularly by a primary care physician as part of their health regimen. However, men are less likely to abide by this guideline and make their health visits a priority. If you’re a man, being proactive about your health can extend your life expectancy and improve your quality of life.

    Doctors that specialize in assessing men's health are on your team and want to help you:




Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.




Opioid Abuse & Addiction

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. When used correctly under a health care provider's direction, prescription pain medicines are helpful. However, misusing prescription opioids risks dependence and addiction.




Women's Health

Women, who are key in maintaining healthy families, access the health system more than men, both for themselves and on behalf of their children. Many become pregnant and give birth, a significant health event, then typically become their child’s primary caregiver, a role that greatly influences household health overall. Across her lifespan, a woman’s health status matters to herself and her family.

    Doctors that specialize in assessing women's health are on your team and want to help you: