Community Resources

Tuscaloosa Safe Center

The mission of the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center is to provide 24-hour compassionate, patient-centered healthcare, advocacy, and counseling services to those who have experienced sexual assault so that each person is empowered to begin the healing journey. Through community outreach and education programs, the SAFE Center promotes social change in West Alabama to end sexual violence.

UA Tuscaloosa Community Resource Guide

The document provides a list of resources available currently as of the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Services may change as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. Additional community resources can be found by calling 211 which is the United Way resource line available throughout the state. Please note that resources from outside the university are not in any way endorsed by The University of Alabama.

Scholarships, Loans Repayment and Fellowships

Minority Fellowship Program: American Nurses Association

The purpose of the SAMHSA MFP grant at ANA is to reduce these health disparities and improve health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals available to underserved minority populations in the public and private non-profit sectors, and in clinical and community-based organizations and institutions.

Health Resources & Services Administration: Health Workforce

HRSA offers scholarship and loan repayment programs.

The global nursing community promoting the principles of diversity and inclusion.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

AACN is dedicated to transforming health care and improving health. Their core values are leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion, and integrity.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.

American Nurses Association (ANA) 

ANA’s commitment to diversity awareness is rooted in a desire to promote quality healthcare as a human right for all.

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

AONE is the national organization of nurses who aspire to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership and to be the “One Voice Advancing Health.”
With more than 7,000 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Please refer to their Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care document. 

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA)

AAPINA works to identify and support the health care needs of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) in the United States and globally, supporting AAPI nurses and nursing students around the world through research, practice, and education;  facilitating and promoting networking and collaborative partnerships; and influencing health policy through individual and community actions. 

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee works to identify advocates and leaders to implement policies, programs, best and promising practices to ensure a diverse cadre of nurses; and to promote health equity and address systemic and institutional racism and other inequities for historically marginalized populations.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

LGBT healthcare equality is our goal.

Policy, advocacy and education are our strategies.

Professional membership is our core strength.

Through the expertise of our members and in collaboration with other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and health organizations as well as with health associations and policy-makers at all levels, GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.

We at GLMA take great pride in the impact we’ve made over our 30+ year history—with the support of our members, our supporters and the community at-large—toward greater equality in healthcare. is the career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty. It is also the largest dedicated diversity nursing jobs board in the United States.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc. (NANAINA)

NANAINA is a committed group of persons from every corner of the country, dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN)

NAHN is committed to improving the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers and toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American nurses throughout the United States.

The National Black Nurses Association’s mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.”

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)

NCEMNA is a national collaboration of ethnic minority nurse associations, which strives to be the unified body advocating for equity and justice in healthcare and to be a leading voice and driving force for ethnic minority populations.

National League for Nursing (NLN)

NLN’s mission is to promote equality by providing world-class training, education and employment access services, and by actively influencing the creation of a more inclusive society. Please see here NLN statement on Diversity.

Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)

PNAA is an organization responsive to Filipino American nurses’ needs and a positive force in the world arena of nursing, which will uphold the professional image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The RWJF works passionately toward improved health and health care for everyone in America. They cultivate diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. RWJF is working to create a nursing workforce that better reflects the growing diversity of our nation.

Transcultural Nursing Society

The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide.