National Black Nurses Association(1)

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National Black Nurses Association(1)

Participating Organizations:

Bon Secours Richmond Health SystemNational Black Nurses AssociationCentral Virginia Chapter of Neuroscience Nurses

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Other
  • Other: Social Media Blitz with a brain awareness message for the day

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The National Black Nurses performed a diverse platform of activities during the month of March. We conducted an educational session with the committee in February and developed a kit and talking points to disseminate throughout our 118 chapters across the United States. We also encouraged each chapter to do an activity with their chapters and institutions of work. In Virginia, we conducted 3 major activities. 1. Educational Session with our Nursing Employee Resource Group 2. Health Fair on Brain Health at Virginia State University Community Fair 3. Toolkit and talking points to disseminate for the Neuroscience Nurses Virginia Chapter

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Facebook messages were sent out on a daily basis for three major organizations. It was viewed as a success because the talking points were able to be shared.


Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Fact Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The mind puzzles were well received.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Was not aware of the page but will review

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Patricia Lane

Contact Phone:


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