Developing Individual Victories Against Sickness
"It's not just a way of living it's a Lifestyle!"
I thank GOD for the volunteers of Nurse DIVAS & Nurse DONS Wellness Foundation & I am thankful for my partners believing in this VISION & assisting me with the implementation of this VISION! It never occurred to me that our community efforts was admired & appreciated so much from others that we would receive an award. Our 1st award, our 1st year being in business, Dec. 2013! Much thanks to everyone who believes in us, who take time to read our monthly health topics, who visit our website regularly, & who embraces our MISSION, VISION, & VALUE of our company! This award is dedicated to you! Thank you! GOD BLESS!
From the of the CEO:
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (The World Health Organization).
Nurse DiVas and Nurse DONS (NDND) Wellness Foundation
Nurse DiVas & Nurse DONS, LLC is a faith based company who developed a non-profit organization called Nurse DiVas & Nurse DONS Wellness Foundation. Nurse DiVas and Nurse DONS (NDND) Wellness Foundation is comprised of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. Our non-profit organization was founded to assist with the elimination of health disparities in urban and rural areas. As nursing professionals we recognize the fact that most individuals do not seek medical care because they are uninsured, underinsured, or they can't afford their co-payment. Whereas, others don't seek medical attention because of lack of transportation and or health knowledge deficit and or fear. Our non-profit organization’s motto: ~Developing Individual Victories Against Sickness (DiVas) as we make a healthier community one individual at a time, while Determining One’s Next Steps (DONS) toward a healthier lifestyle.
NDND Wellness Foundation uses a proactive approach in its attempts to prevent illnesses, manage disease processes, and control symptoms as we promote preventative health maintenance. Our licensed nurses host and operate health fairs, wellness clinics, and disease management workshops, which are quality health care services provided free to communities; however, there is a small nominal fee for service accessed for profit businesses.
Our non-profit organization believe in holistic health, as it relates to NDND Wellness Foundation it is one’s overall state of wellness on all levels of his/her being: physical, emotional, financial, mental and spiritual. "Holistic health encompasses the health of one’s entire being and extends to everyone and everything that affects an individual in every way, to include, but not limited to, one’s resources, one’s access to quality health care and medications, one’s environment, and one’s relationships."
NDND Wellness Foundation believes everyone should be afforded the same opportunity of optimal health and wellness, and one's zip code, economical status, educational status, or social status should not determine one’s health status nor determine the accessibility of quality health care services.
What We Do:
NDND Wellness Foundation is a unique collaboration of nurses who believe and promote community health and wellness. Guided by SWOTT analysis results enables us to achieve beneficial and positive outcomes. NDND Wellness Foundation’s collaborates with leaders in public health as well as health care organizations and their funders to develop strategic plans for achieving desired outcomes, as it relates to our company's mission, vision, and values. The objective of our community services are to assist in efforts to dissolve the cycles of health disparities, lack of health education, and lack of health resources by:
-Decreasing preventable conditions in disadvantaged, undeserved populations, to include, but not limited to rural areas. Preventable conditions include, but are not limited to: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and teen pregnancy.
-Promoting access to quality affordable health care through coverage and diverse payment methods.
-Promoting wellness through disease management workshops/seminars, and health screenings.
How We Help:
NDND Wellness Foundation collaborates with major and national insurance agencies, local community health departments, disease-specific networks, and other leading non-profits that are focusing on scaling promising health innovations.
In September of 2013 and April of 2014 NDND Wellness Foundation hosted a large community wide health fair. NDND Wellness Foundation provided FREE diabetes testing, prostate cancer screenings, blood pressure, blood sugar assessments, sickle-cell testing, and rapid HIV/STD tests. FREE vision, dental, and spinal screenings were also provided. Over 500 individuals within the community were provided FREE health care services and tests at the two above fore mentioned health fairs. Additionally, NDND Wellness Foundation operates wellness clinics and provides disease/illness management education to individuals in the community at local churches. During the FREE health screenings provided by NDND Wellness Foundation all of the participants receive a completed health assessment/screening form, educational material (verbal and written), and a referral is made to follow up with a physician, local emergency room, or health department if needed. Participants can also use these forms as a health screening tracker. NDND Wellness Foundation distribute literature on various health related issues that are prevalent in and around local communities, such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, renal disease, breast, and prostate cancer.
Nurse DiVas and Nurse DONS Wellness Foundation also assists other non-profit organizations to provide health screening services to the community at their local events. NDND Wellness Foundation has partnered with a local fitness center to offer discount memberships to the community in its continued efforts to promote health and wellness. Every October NDND Wellness Foundation hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, called “Pink is My Passion”. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local breast cancer survivors as well as those who are currently undergoing treatment.
~Educating more than 50 communities locally through disease management and prevention workshops at no cost to the community.
~Raised more than $650 for the American Heart Association.
~Donated more than 150 pairs of children's jeans to Palmetto Place Children's Shelter.
~Instructing disease/illness management and symptom control workshops to individuals who are battling with HIV/AIDS.
If you are a community leader or a church official within a 50 mile radius and you would like to utilize our services please do not hesitate to contact us! For churches that are outside a 50 mile radius a small nominal fee for service will be assessed. For private sectors, and for profit organizations or businesses, we can assist as well; however, a small nominal fee will be assessed. We can also assist other local churches with their health fairs. Please click on the "Contact Us"tab and one of our professionals will contact you shortly.
Nurse DiVas & Nurse DONS, LLC has designed the following: uniforms, T-shirts, I Pad covers, active wear, and much more! These will be on the market and available soon! Nurse DiVas & Nurse DONS ,LLC will also teach Health Care provider BLS, Heart Saver First AID, CPR, & AED(using AHA guidelines). Please click on the"Contact Us" tab and we will contact you for further details. We also teach Heart Saver to lay persons in the community.
We invite all nurses to participate in our nursing forum that we created on Facebook. Please send us a friend request, and also like our Nurse DiVas nursing forum page. We wanted to create an atmosphere where we as health care clinicians can voice our concerns as it relates to nursing practice. This forum will create an outlet that will be devoted to improving the nursing profession by empowering one nurse at a time to speak their mind, stand in their power and to be a change agent to improve patient care. Make sure you follow us on Twitter @divas_dons, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
I hope to see you, and your family real soon! If you have any questions, or would like to make a monetary donation, or goods or services please click on the "Donation" tab and complete the form accordingly. If you are interested in participating in any of our community service events please complete a contact form. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete our volunteer application, and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you shortly. Please visit our website regularly for more updated information. We've recently launched our online magazine: "Nursing a Healthier Community." Please share our website with your family and friends. For more information please visit: www.nursedivasmag.com
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers."
3 John 1:2.
with warmest regards,
Tammy L. Jones, RN, CRRN, CEO