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Nurses Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) joins the Walden community in its Global Day of Service
By Lakerah Rolle, Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Sep 25, 2011 - 2:12:32 PM

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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 Saturday, October 1 st , 2011 by supporting Health Screening and education as part of its 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 back. 

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, visit www.WaldenU.edu . Walden University is accredited by higher learning commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org .  

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:nacb@netbahamas.com. The Project Leader may also be contacted at pamunnings@yahoo.com.

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