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Nurse Alice?
Nurse Alice is a nationally board certified and award winning Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist with over a decade of experience in cardiovascular health. She is a community health activist and involved member of several professional organizations. Most notably she was the first African American nurse elected to the American Nurses Association/California Board of Directors, served on the National Health Policy Committee for NBNA, is a former California AARP Affordable Care Act Advisor and is chairman for the American Heart Association’s Western States Multicultural Health Task Force.
Nurse Alice is also the author of “Curb Your Cravings: 31 Foods to Fool Your Appetite” and the highly anticipated book “28 Ways in 28 Days.” She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center of Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College in New York and recently joined the ShareCare family of top national media health experts. Some of her recent television appearances include The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, Dr Drew, HLN News Now, FOX News, TruTV In Session, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Dr. Steve Show and DC Breakdown. She’s also appeared on a variety of radio shows across the nation as a health expert for Fox News affiliate radio stations, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, WENO 760AM The Gospel, and Los Angeles stations KJLH, KDAY and KTLK.
When you choose to work with Nurse Alice, you are working with one of the nation’s best media savvy health professionals with nearly
Nurse Alice is intelligent, passionate and admired for her ability to relate to audiences on so many different levels. She is incredibly talented at translating complex health information into bite size doses that the public can digest and understand. It is no secret that nurses have been the most trusted profession by the Gallop Polls for over 14 years, so working with Nurse Alice just makes sense.

Speaking Engagements

  • American Heart Association
  • Scientific Sessions
  • National Urban League
  • KJLH Women’s Conference
  • LAPD Health Conference
  • First Ladies Health Initiative

TV Appearances

  • Dr. Oz
  • The Doctors
  • Dr. Drew
  • HLN News Now
  • In Session
  • DC Breakdown
  • The Dr. Steve Show
  • NewsOne Now

Publication Contributions

  • Fox Health Magazine
  • ShareCare, Inc.
  • JET
  • Rolling Out
  • Heart & Soul Magazine
  • Black America Web
  • Black Doctor
  • XONecole
  • Essence
  • ADVANCE for Nurses
  • The American Nurse
  • Huffington Post








The Checkup
Actor Lamman Rucker is taking time out of his busy Hollywood schedule for #TheCheckUp with Nurse Alice. In this intimate one on one interview Lamman get’s personal and shares why he teamed up with the American Heart Association.

What the Obama Appeals Mean for Black People | JET MAG

Nurse Alice Talks Common Health Problems Among Black Women | ROLLING OUT

Loop21 Introduces Healthy Living with Nurse Alice | LOOP21

Advocate for the Affordable Care Act | COVERED CALIFORNIA

5 Important Medical Breakthroughs | LOOP21

Nurses Take on Various Roles with the Insurance Exchanges | THE AMERICAN NURSE

Nurse Alice Benjamin Talks Affordable Care Act: Part II | ROLLING GOUT

Nurse Alice Benjamin Talks Affordable Care Act: Part I | ROLLING OUT

ObamaCare: A Health Game Changer | LOOP21

Opinion: Your Guide to ObamaCare | JET MAG

Can Your Eyes See Into the Future | BLACK AMERICA WEB

Women Having SEX After a Heart Attack | BLACK AMERICA WEB

Why 30 is the New 20 & Many Women are Waiting Until 40 to Become Moms | BLACK AMERICA WEB

American Health & Stroke Association Health Legislative Day | THE NURSING VOICE

Thank a Nurse Today: Nurses’ Round-the-Clock Care is Critical | BLACK AMERICA WEB

Power to End a Stroke Campaign | THE CHOCOLATE VOICE MAGAZINE

2014 DC Breakdown, Soul of the South Network, Asthma & Seasonal Allergies

2014 DC Breakdown, Soul of the South Network, Heart Disease & Stroke in African Americans

2014 Black Women’s Health 03/01/2014 Twitter Chat Host – #NWGHAAD

2014 EBONYMag 02/26/2014 Twitter Chat Host – Date Rape Drugs #EBONYChat

2014 NurseTalkRadio, Hypertension: New Guidelines, New Studies, What We Need to Know

2013 ESPNLA 710AM, The Experience with LaFern Cusack, Let’s Talk ACA 

2013 Loop21 11/18/2013 Twitter Chat Health Expert, Healthy & Fit During the Holidays #L21Health

2013 3rd Annual Los Angeles First Ladies Health Luncheon, Heart Health guest

2013 NABJ Media Institute: Conference on Health Reporting, Health Disparities panelist

2013 My Hair, My Health, My Wealth, Health expert

2013 KDAY 93.5 FM Radio, Sunday Community Show, The Truth About HIV/AIDS

2013 Black Journalist Assoc. of Southern California, Understanding the Affordable Care Act

2013 KTLK AM 1150 Radio, Your Voice with Eboni K, ObamaCare: The Exchanges Are Open For Business

2013 EBONYMag 10/01/2013 Twitter Chat Host – #EBONYobamacare

2013 Fox5 DC Morning News, Affordable Care Act – What You Need to Know

2013 SIRIUS radio, The Carl Nelson Show, ObamaCare – What You Need to Know

2013 HLN News Now – Pregnant & Lifting

2013 Affordable Care Act Town Hall Panel Expert for Congresswoman Maxine Waters

2013 Affordable Care Act Town Hall Panel Expert for Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

2013 KDAY 93.5 FM Radio, Sunday Community Show, What Does ObamaCare Mean for the Community

2013 KTLK AM 1150 Radio, Your Voice with Eboni K, The ObamaCare Conversation

2013 San Francisco Chapter, The Links Inc, Affordable Care Act Outreach panelist

2013 KJLH 102.3 FM Radio, The Front Page with Dominique DiPrima, Sex & Heart Disease

2013 KTLK AM 1150 Radio, Your Voice with Eboni K, Sex After a Heart Attack

2013 KDAY 93.5 FM Radio, Sunday Community Show, Heart Healthy in Los Angeles

2013 KJLH 102.3 FM Radio, The Front Page with Dominique DiPrima, Liquid Diets & Cleanses: Helpful or Harmful?

2013 Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Closing the Health Care Workforce Gap panelist

2013 Majic 102.9 FM Radio, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Nurses Round the Clock Care is Critical

2013 American Heart Association California Legislative Lobby Day, event emcee

2013 Macy’s Go Red For Women Multicultural Scholarship Judge

2013 KJLH 13th Annual Women’s Health Forum, What the Health Care Laws Means for You

2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; The Power to End Stroke 

2012 Los Angeles County Choose Less, Weigh Less campaign launch speaker

2012 Power to End Stoke: Faces of Power Luncheon, AHA event emcee

2012 AHA California Legislative Lobby Day, AHA event emcee

2012 NBA Nation Tour, Dribble To Stop Diabetes, ADA Health hostess

2012 Los Angeles American Diabetes Association Expo, ADA Faces of Power speaker

2012 NAUW 43rd Annual Conference, AHA speaker, Healthy Hearts: From Awareness to Action

2012 The Dr. Steve Show, Sleep Snatchers:The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

2012 FOX News Radio health expert, various national radio shows

2012 1460AM Radio, Real Talk with Raym

2011 KJLH 102.3FM Radio, Front Page with Dominique DiPrima on Wellness Wednesday

2011 Dorinda Clark Cole’s Los Angeles Singers & Musicians Conference

2011 AARP & American Heart Association: My Hair, My Health, AHA ambassador panelist

2011 San Diego Metro Magazine, Forty Under 40 Leader Award

2011 National Black Nurses Association Leadership Institute Fellow

2011 National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference sessional speaker

2011 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Surgical Advanced Practice Nursing Excellence Award

2011 San Diego American Association of Critical-care Nurses Outstanding Member of the Year

2011 American Express/National Urban League Emerging Leader Distinction

2011 NACNS National Conference Nursing Presentation Abstract Reviewer

2010 Sigma Theta Tau Odyssey Nursing Research & Innovative Poster Presentation Judge

2010 Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Health & Quality of Life Scholarship Awardee

2010 Urban League of San Diego County Young Professionals Forty Under 40 Awardee

2010 Urban League of San Diego County Equal Opportunity & Diversity Summit Health Panel Moderator

2010 San Diego County Consortium Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Institute Mentortute Mentor[/dt_toggle]