Targeting chronic non communicable diseases (CNCD’s) through Health screening and Education for Bahamians
Now more than ever, The Bahamas
needs our support, and together with the NACB, Walden University will
put its mission of effecting positive social change into action on
2011 by supporting Health Screening and education as part of
sixth annual Global Day of Service.
Walden’s Global Day of Service
illustrates the worldwide impact social change agents can have in one
24 hour period. Nurses in New Providence, member branches in Grand Bahama
and Eleuthera will join thousands of Walden volunteers in hundreds of
cities around the world to help improve their communities by giving
Bahamian health reports suggest
that 60% of deaths among Bahamians are related to chronic non communicable
diseases (CNCD’s). In an effort to diminish the impact of CNCD’s
on the Bahamian community, The Nurses Association has organized a Health
Screening and Education initiative to bring awareness to the prevalence
of these life style diseases and promote positive lifestyle changes.
Through this project, citizens can become aware of their health statuses
and receive counseling and referral to appropriate agencies. The Nurses
Association will also organize an exhibition showcasing how nurses drive
access, quality and healthcare in The Bahamas.
The event will be held on Saturday
October 1st from 10:00am to 4:00pm at The Mall at Marathon,
Robinson and Marathon Roads.
The association is calling
for nurses to volunteer their services as screeners and educators. We
also welcome donations of funds and testing supplies from corporate
citizens. Volunteers may sign up for one or both of 2 three-hour shifts.
Nurses volunteering will be required to assess blood pressures, blood
glucose, cholesterol levels, height, weight and BMI; and provide counseling
and referral to appropriate agencies. Participating volunteers can have
their hours of service published on Walden’s Service Network.
The Nurses Association of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas is the premier voice for the profession
of nursing in The Bahamas. It is
an independent, non-governmental, non-profit
professional organization that influences policies through local, regional
and international networks. The mission of the NACB is to promote
the highest possible standards of nursing practice, encourage professional
and educational advancement for nurses, and to ensure that all people
irrespective of nationality, race, colour or social origin may have
optimal nursing care.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden
University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic
goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities.
Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100
countries are pursuing degrees online at Walden. The university provides
students with an engaging educational experience that connects them
with expert faculty and peers around the world. For more information,
. Walden University is accredited by
higher learning commission and a member of the North Central Association,
For further information or
to sign up as a volunteer/donor, please contact the Nurses Association
at (242) 322-2461/326-8246 (Wednesdays 8:30am-4:30pm) or Email:email@example.com.
The Project Leader may also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.