Fellows of the Leadership Institute for Black Nurses (LIBN) play a key role in health promotion in the South Bronx.
While hosting health education sessions in the South Bronx to raise awareness and change behaviors this Spring Semester, Chairman of Bronx Community Board #1, Mr. George Rodriquez and District Manage Mr. Cedric Loftin take a moment to pose with Dean Sullivan-Marx and LIBN Fellows.
The health education sessions encouraged community members to make their health a priority as well as the importance of at least one physical examination every year. Program evaluation data shows that the community members improved their health knowledge and knew which foods to avoid for a healthy lifestyle. The community members agreed that the health education sessions enabled them to make better decisions about their health.
Forming interdisciplinary community partnerships to meet the needs of some of society’s most vulnerable members is the first step which allows nurses to translate health information, according to Dean Sullivan-Marx. The South Bronx community partners welcomed the information shared by the nurses, and our partners are looking forward to future edu-tainment style sessions.
NYU's has a long history of embracing diversity and the College of Nursing's Fellows from the Leadership Institute for Black Nurses is just one sample. Institute Founder and Director, Yvonne Wesley RN PhD FAAN, emphasizes that race remains an unresolved issue when it comes to health outcomes. “Fellows of the Leadership Institute are commissioned to address health equity, starting with health and wellness promotion”, said Wesley.
The NYU College of Nursing's Leadership Institute for Black Nurses (LIBN) supports the leadership development of nurses of African descent in the New York City metropolitan area. Through education and mentorship, LIBN serves as a resource to empower nurses who seek high-level careers in administration, education, and research.
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