African American nurses are well-positioned to educate themselves and their communities about the importance of African American community engagement in precision medicine research like the National Institute of Health NIH research program. This project involves an educational webinar via Zoom that will present to members of the National Black Nurses Association NBNA a list of publicly available National Library of Medicine NLM resources that the members can use to learn more about an under-recognized and underdiagnosed, yet fatal, genetic condition that disproportionately affect African Americans transthyretin-related hereditary cardiac amyloidosis. NBNA members working within and outside of academia have expressed that they want to know more 1 about the importance of African American community engagement in precision medicine, 2 how precision medicine research can address health care disparities, and 3 educational library tools they can use to learn more and educate others about genomics and precision medicine. Thus, we strongly believe that our educational program, along with a program evaluation survey that will be reused from our prior Research Program engagement, is necessary to help empower the African American nursing community who may not know or be aware of the availability of NLM tools, help them learn more about how precision medicine has or can affect healthcare and health outcomes among the African American population, and further evaluate and determine ways to improve our local chapter education and engagement programs.

Project Details

Organization Name

National Black Nurses Association

Organization Type
Project Lead

Lauren Edgar

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
Educator, College & Post-grad
Health care Provider
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations