To celebrate Black History Month, we are honoring Black healthcare leaders who have contributed to the advancement of our health and healthcare systems. Their contributions continue to have a long-standing impact on us all. To celebrate their legacy, we will be spotlighting Black nurses, advocates, and other trailblazers and their achievements.
Learn more about the Historical Black Healthcare Leaders we are highlighting this month.
As we honor past nursing leaders, we also celebrate the future of nursing. On February 2, 2023, the Pennsylvania Action Coalition had the pleasure of attending the 35th Annual National Black Nurses (NBNA) Day on Capitol Hill. This forum is dedicated to congressional health issues and policy. Student mentees from the PA-ACCEL Mentorship Program, a partnership with Lincoln University, learned about seven key legislative priorities advancing health equity. These legislative topics included:
Mentees in the PA-ACCEL Mentorship Program share highlights about their experience at NBNA Day.
Pictured below is Congresswoman Lauren Underwood who currently serves as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Underwood represents the 14th Congressional District of Illinois, officially taking office on January 3, 2019. Congresswoman Underwood is a trailblazer, being the first female, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. Learn more about her accomplishments and work.