Press - May 29th, 2018


For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Dr. Millicent Gorham
Ten NBNA chapters to receive funding to support educational outreach for the NIH All of Us Research Program

The National Black Nurses Association is pleased to announce that it has selected ten chapters to receive funding to promote educational outreach and awareness of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program. Launched by the NIH on May 6, 2018, the All of Us is a new research program that seeks to advance precision medicine and speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us seeks to enroll one million people who will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns in this information, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health and understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy.

The purpose of these small awards will be to educate nurses, nursing students, and the community about the All of Us Research Program. The 10 chapters who will receive funding are:
  • Birmingham Black Nurses Association
  • Black Nurses Association, Miami
  • Downtown Baltimore SON Black Nurses Association
  • Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association
  • Cleveland Council of Black Nurses
  • Council of Black Nurses, Los Angeles
  • Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association
  • New Orleans Black Nurses Association
  • Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action
  • Southern Nevada Black Nurses 
“The funding received through this program will be used to help NIH better educate nurses and our nation’s citizens about the importance in participating in this national research program to improve the health of all Americans”, said Dr. Eric J. Williams, President, National Black Nurses Association. “It is critical that NIH have a diverse pool of individuals, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented in research, to be engaged in finding tailor made and novel strategies to prevent and treat diseases.”
The Mission of NBNA is to serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.

All of Us is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.