Sandra Millon Underwood Archives

Juneteenth Day—more than food, family and fun

June 30, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita UWM – College of Nursing Milwaukee has the distinct honor of having one of the oldest and largest Juneteenth Day celebrations in the country. And, with COVID-19 mandates eased, this family reunion-style day of food, fun, laughter, and camaraderie attracted more than 40,000 to this year’s Juneteenth… [Read More]

The rewards of gardening

June 16, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita UWM – College of Nursing Many of our relatives living in the South grew and preserved food out of necessity, so perhaps they were on to something. With ongoing food chain supply issues and skyrocketing grocery prices, this might be a great time to get back to… [Read More]

COVID-19 awareness, support and empowerment: SE Wisconsin immigrant outreach

May 19, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been on helping and educating individuals about the virus and safety precautions to take. Over the last couple of years, we have focused on initiatives undertaken by community leaders, frontline workers, medical professionals, and others who… [Read More]

Nurses Affecting Change: It’s Who We Are and What We Do

March 3, 2022

The promotion of public health and public well-being are the stated goals of most health care organizations, but few organizations model these goals as sincerely as Nurses Affecting Change. While breast cancer incidence rates of Black and White women are similar, death rates from breast cancer are higher among Black women compared to White women…. [Read More]

Oza Holmes African American Breast Cancer Support Group: Sister Survivors Supporting Each Other

February 3, 2022

By: Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN University of Wisconsin Milwaukee As a nurse, Bonnie Anderson’s days are packed with taking care of patients, but as a breast cancer survivor, taking care of others—particularly African American women with breast cancer—is not a burden, but a calling. “I am part of the Oza Holmes African American… [Read More]

Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative – Serving Older and Younger Adults

January 6, 2022

By: Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Valeria Carter Salinas MD Community Health Specialist Sophia Najwa Hamdan Project Assistant Heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer are responsible for approximately two-thirds of all deaths in Wisconsin. Research reveals that these diseases are often associated with poor nutrition, physical inactivity, excess weight, and… [Read More]

V100.7 FM hosts Sista Strut to help support Breast cancer survivors

October 7, 2021

On Saturday, October 2, 2021 Doctoral Student and Breast Cancer Researcher Donetta Walker; University of Wisconin – Milwaukee School of Nursing Professor Sandra Millon- Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Ms. Jackie Smith stood proudly together before walking at the annual V100.7 FM Sista Strut to support women survivors with Breast Cancer.

COVID—PPEWarrior educates, invests in COVID-19

September 16, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic most people had never heard of or used the acronym PPE; now it is a household term. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and over the past year it has become important safety armor as we continue our… [Read More]

COVID-19—Women of Faith Making a Difference

September 2, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc across the nation. While some individuals continue to debate the need to wear masks, others are finally scrambling to get vaccinated. Amid all of this, several women in our communities of faith are working diligently and… [Read More]

Business unusual — COVID and vaccinations

July 15, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing From lotteries, to scholarships, to free tickets to various entertainment venues, across the nation communities continue to identify creative ways to persuade people to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Some of the most vulnerable populations— like African Americans— are experiencing the lowest percentage of vaccinations…. [Read More]