CCBN TURNED 50!
Join the Celebration Aug 18-20, 2023
Be a Part of History
Have FUN, See FASHION, Get EDUCATION
CCBN invites you to witness the honoring of our legacy while helping CCBN reach its $60K goal for underserved health communities and Nursing scholarships... and of course, get free health education in the process.
This weekend of Fun, Fashion and Education begins on Friday, August 18 with a little relaxation time and ends on Sunday, August 20, 2023, with the Fashion and Awards Show that recognizes 50-year Life Members, applauds modern Health Equity champions, honors the profession of Nursing, and
highlights Nursing fashion that spans the past 50 years and into the future. A nod to CCBN's mission to see the first nurse in space, witness a little friendly competition as designers create out of this world fashions using medical supplies graciously donated by area hospitals such as Parker Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center.
Fun, family friendly, education. Although this is a fund-building event where 100% of net proceeds will be directly deposited in the Big 60 Fund that has already raised over $7K of its $60K goal thanks to monetary and in-kind donations and sponsorships from health champions like you, CCBN can't help but provide free opportunities for health and Nursing education for youth and adults during the event. Check out the 3-day agenda. Registration is required for entry into any and all events.
As always, donation is not required to participate in the celebration but it would sure help to funnel funds into programs and scholarships. Please consider being an event sponsor, an in-kind sponsor, or an item sponsor, such as a sponsor of a hotel room for 50th Anniversary Awardees, a plane ticket for out of town honorees, be a fashion model, donate an entree, etc. Variations of sponsorships welcome. Thanks for your support!
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and charitable organization.
Click HERE to see the 3-Day AGENDA.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Just a quick thank you to all of those who supported the CCBN Scholars at this year's Health Highway, sponsoring Scholar projects that educated the community on vital health matters, providing and manning booths that educated the public about health care and resources (the youth volunteers were amazing!), providing general PPE safeguards such as masks and free COVID home test kits for the public, and adding to the CCBN Scholarship Fund to increase the number of underrepresented students entering and graduating from Nursing schools. Your support means so much. Special shout out to the 2023 Black Arts Festival Committee for their dedication in hosting a Health Highway annually and for letting our Scholars man the helm this year. A big hand-clap to the CCBN Scholars, mentors, and community volunteers who kept BAF participants educated and hydrated! Colorado has a healthier outlook thanks to the efforts of all involved.
It's Official: CCBN Inc Aerospace
We were so excited back in September 2022 when members voted unanimously to finalize the space arm of CCBN's Aerospace Nursing Department, officially birthing CCBN Inc Aerospace! Now in June 2023, CCBN Inc Aerospace finally has its own logo. Bear with us as we work to add this new and informative section about all things space health and habitation. Stay tuned.
Second Quarter Activities
Before the July break, CCBN packed in the connections for the greater health of all communities on Earth, in the air, and in space. We've expanded our list of collaborations and events to include both DPS and CCSD Career Technical Education Advisory, Wellpower Diversity Job Fairs, RMABPsi Reception for National Black Mental Health Month, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia State Plan, CCCS Rising Star Awards, Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health (NPATCH), Public Health Nurses Association, Xponential, SGAC Africa Strategic Partnership Event, GlobalMindED conference, New Grad Symposium, BEST Success Expo, Colorado Space Business Roundtable, even Colorado's Lieutenant Governor (Dianne Primavera) to name a few. Just like quarter one, our time in the community has not allowed time to fully update this website, but it's coming - sooner than later... or maybe later. Stay tuned!
First Quarter Activities
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc has done so much this quarter that we haven't had a chance to update this section. To the benefit of our underserved communities, we've collaborated and advocated with many organizations, administrations, and institutions to meet our mission. Check back later to find out what we've got going with the Behavioral Health Administration, Project REACH, Denver Public Schools CTE, Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, Arapahoe Community College, Metropolitan State University, Wellpower, Denver Health, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Cancer Prevention Early Detection, the Health Equity Accord, even the National Society of Black Engineers and more!
NEW YEAR, NEW LOOK. 50 Years of Service
CCBN celebrates it's 50th year of service empowering underserved communities for equitable health care for all people. Join us all year long as we explore what CCBN has done, is doing, and plans to do to assure that culturally competent and equitable health care is a basic human right, not at privilege. Keep a lookout for website updates, current initiatives, blasts from the past, and insights into the future. Mark your calendars for these upcoming CCBN events and be a part of CCBN's historic year. Click HERE
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Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.
FUN! FUN! FUN!
CCBN Scholars Kick Off Another Year at the Health Highway of the Colorado Black Arts Festival
Thanks to CCBN Scholar sponsors Front Range Area Health Education Center (FRAHEC), Peer Assistance Services (PAS), and Wellpower, 2023 Black Arts Festival (BAF) attendees will experience hands on learning about health through Scholar projects, be informed of healthcare job opportunities, and have access to more free COVID safeguard supplies. The Operation game is returning for another festive year of challenging eye-hand coordination, along with Spin the Wheel for cool prizes. Come out, play games, and have FUN learning about health! Click HERE to find out more info about this year's BAF. See you at Denver's City Park on July 7, 8, and 9, 2023!
Hear Ye Hear Ye! All Rise
This Court Is In Session!
Click the Pic or click HERE to register to join CCBN in exploring legalities within Nursing from our esteemed speaker Dr. Rowena Elliott RN, an expert panel, and a Mock Court on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10 am - 2 pm MDT. All new and recent graduates from Nursing programs, nurse pathway programs, and high schools are welcome. See you there!
Visit Us at the B.E.S.T. Success Summit June 9th
Visit the CCBN booth at Empower Field (Bronco Stadium) in the Health Pavilion at the 2023 Black Economic Success Trust 2023 Summit and Expo. Opportunities to learn from renowned speakers on June 9th. CCBN be at the Expo on June 10, 2023 on the free entry day, where you can come in out of the heat and shop the Expo marketplace, learn from presentations, and eat from Food Truck vendors. To be eligible for Expo door prizes, register HERE.
CELEBRATE WITH US!
Thanking YOU for a successful year and all you do for equitable health for all. CELEBRATE WITH US!
On Saturday, December 17, 2022, CCBN celebrated its year's achievements on health equity and thanked those who helped make our year a success. The atmosphere was festive and inspirational at Colorado's Health Capitol as health equity champions as far away as England gathered together in-person and virtually to witness the fruits of their labor and recharge for a new year of breaking barriers to optimum health care for all people. Thank you all again for your support of CCBN's mission and the communities we serve.
100% of Recently Graduated CCBN Scholars and CCBN Student Members Passed the NCLEX!
Congrats to our recently graduated CCBN Scholars and CCBN student members who graduated with an ADN or BSN. As of October 2022, ALL passed their NCLEX and are full-fledged RN’s! Congrats to CCBN Scholars Elsy David Peoples BSN, RN, Danyelle Gilbert BSN, RN, and Dayriana Sanders ADN, RN. Congrats to CCBN student members Omarah Macias-Czarnecki BSN, RN, Upasana Nepal BSN, RN, and Gabriel Toepel BSN, RN. The future of Nursing at its best!
The CCBN Space Expo: National Launch
This year's goals are "simple": (1) Get 1 million youth to send a CCBN Space Expo themed postcard to Club for the Future to be flown on a future Blue Origin flight and returned to them so that they will always have something from space; (2) Instill hope in our youth - especially those who are justice involved - that our past doesn't have to define our future because our future is not yet written, and (3) HAVE FUN both learning about space and sharing with others what we've learned about space. Well, that didn't happen, but the year is not over yet so we're not giving up. There's still time to get those postcards in with the new goal of reaching the million mark by April 2023. CLICK HERE to access the CCBN Space Expo National Launch page and and track the number of postcards distributed. Spread the word. #aChanceToLeap #CCBNSpaceExpo
Colorado Nurse License Plates Now Available... Supports Nurses Education
We are elated to announce, that after many long months, the Colorado Nurse License Plate spearheaded by CCBN member Jennifer Allen-Thomas RN that honors Colorado’s nurses and helps support Colorado Nursing students is finally available for public purchase! To get the DMV certificate, go to the Colorado Nurses Foundation website at https://www.coloradonursesfoundation.com/nurses-license-plate1 or click the link located under CCBN’s donation tab. #ColoradoNursesRock
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses is on a mission to break the resistance barrier that for the past 70 years has kept nurses from exiting Earth's orbit. Stay Tuned...
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"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler
Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.
As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney
For 50 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.