March 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Martha Dawson, a founding member of AL-HAC, will be the 2017 AONE Prism Award Winner. Congratulations to Dr. Dawson for this prestigious award! We are so proud of her and her dedication to the field of healthcare.

AL-HAC was proud to help nominate Dr. Dawson for her extensive contribution to diversity and inclusivity. Since joining AL-HAC, Dr. Dawson has worked with other members to bring div...

February 8, 2017

The call for proposals has been released for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP). The deadline for application is March 15, 2017.

Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—and a desire to build a Culture of Health in America—the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development program acts on the belief that an ever-changing health care landscape requires capable, diverse leadership. Applications are now op...

January 16, 2017

As part of the mission, Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) wants to focus their efforts to build healthier communities. To accomplish this mission, AL-HAC has been teaming up with other organizations such as GEAR UP Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

GEAR UP is a U.S. Department of Education program awarding multiyear grants that enc-

ourage schools, communities, and states to coordinate services to incre...

December 22, 2016

Have you ever traveled abroad for school, work, or vacation and gotten sick?  If so, was there anyone at the medical facility that spoke your language?  Did that make a difference?  How did you feel?  If this has not happened to you, just imagine being in foreign country, amid a medical emergency, and having no idea what’s going on around you.  In those instances, a medical interpreter is, and should be, called to assist with...

November 29, 2016

Today, the Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) is participating for the first time in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Donations made today will support Nursing Student Scholarships. 

Our goal is to raise $3,000 on #GivingTuesday to combine with the $3,000 that has already been raised for nursing student scholarships.  Funds will be used to award a $500 scholarship to one graduate nursing student at each q...

October 4, 2016

AL-HAC is a proud member of the Health Literacy Partnership of Alabama. In alliance with this organization, members of AL-HAC were able to take part in the Proclamation Ceremony declaring October 2016 as Health Literacy Month. This signing occurred at the Alabama Capitol on September 28, 2016. 

Health Literacy Month in the State of Alabama is a time to encourage all citizens to learn more about the importance of health literacy...

September 20, 2016

AL-HAC is pleased to announce that, on August 31, 2016, the Greater Birmingham Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) was officially chartered. After years of dedicated hard work, a group of enthusiastic registered nurses, license practical nurses, nursing students and nurse leaders from the Birmingham metro area and surrounding counties accomplished this long awaited goal. Dr. Martha A. Dawson, AL-HAC D...

August 15, 2016

Be sure to save the date for the next Greater Birmingham Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses meeting. The chapter will become official at this meeting, becoming Alabama's first chapter of NAHN!

Come prepared to discuss and vote on the adoption of proposed by-laws.


Proposed Bylaws

Meeting location: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

                                1701 University Blvd, Co...

February 11, 2016

The Birmingham Regional Organization of Nurse Leaders has announced a scholarship opportunity. Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 for students accepted to or enrolled in graduate nursing programs (Masters, DNP, PhD, Ed.D) will be awarded.  

The due date is March 31, 2016. Please refer to the criteria document and scholarship application here for directions:

BRONL Scholarship Criteria

BRONL Scholarship Application

February 4, 2016

One of our goals is to implement one of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations to create a health care data repository. AL-HAC is committed to improving the nursing data collection and analysis. Prior to AL-HAC’s Baseline Metrics report published first in May 2015 and now available here, nursing workforce data in Alabama had not been interpreted for public reporting since Alabama’s Center for Nursing Excellence close...

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