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National League for Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Named by Modern Healthcare as a New Minority Leader Luminary

February 27, 2020

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Michael Keaton
National League for Nursing CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Named by Modern Healthcare as a New Minority Leader Luminary

Dr. Malone One of Only Five of Magazine’s Top Minority Leaders in Healthcare to Make Inaugural Shortlist
Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing proudly announces that NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named by Modern Healthcare to an inaugural list of Minority Healthcare Luminaries. This elite group of five minority health care executives include perennial figures in Modern Healthcare’s awards programs, and the Luminaries have reshaped the industry through their defining career achievements. Dr. Malone’s profile appeared in the February 17 print edition of Modern Healthcare.

“Dr. Malone is not only a visionary, but also an activist and an advocate. She translates her vision into actionable programs and initiatives that impact individuals, families and various segments of the population. As a result, people across demographic, cultural, economic, and geographic boundaries gain access to quality health care,” said NLN President Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, president of the NLN and professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and president of The Wise Group. “Modern Healthcare’s designation of Bev as a Luminary comes as no surprise to those of us who have served with her in leadership roles at the National League for Nursing. She is highly deserving of this prestigious honor.”

“I am honored to receive this important recognition, aware that it is truly a reflection of the collaborative work we do every day at the National League for Nursing,” said Dr. Malone. “My effectiveness as a leader as well as the League’s impact on nursing education worldwide depends on the superb team of professional staff and expert volunteer leadership we have assembled.”

Dr. Malone has been named multiple times to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare; Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare; and Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare. In selecting Dr. Malone for the Luminaries, Modern Healthcare noted among her many contributions to the field of nursing her recent call for integrating social determinants of health into nursing education curricula.

In 2019, the National League for Nursing published a Vision Statement, Integrating the Social Determinants of Health into Nursing Education Curricula. In it the League prescribed a blueprint for professional development in nursing education to raise awareness of a host of socioeconomic factors — poverty; racial bias; substandard public education; food insecurity; lack of access to clean air and water — that may have a lifelong impact on the health and welfare of entire communities. Faculty and leadership in nursing education are urged to take responsibility for educating current and future generations of nurses and providing resources to take account of health disparities based on social and environmental factors to accurately assess health care needs and implement effective care. Dr. Malone discussed this topic further in an op-ed in The Hill in May 2019.

In conjunction with the statement’s publication, the League released an addition to its signature ACE (Advancing Care Excellence) series of teaching resources, ACE-P (Pediatrics). It focuses on providing instructional strategies and unfolding cases based on understanding the social determinants of health in children and teens.

Dr. Malone’s full bio may be found here. She can provide expert comment on nursing, health care and related public policy issues.

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