About Our Organization
Miami Chapter- Black Nurses Association
Miami Chapter-Black Nurses Association, Inc. has established an organization to investigate, define and determine what the health needs of African Americans are and implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities, health care commensurate with that of the larger society.
Black Nurses have the understanding, knowledge, interest, concern, and experience to make a significant difference in the health care status of the African American Community.
Miami BNA members are actively engaged throughout our community providing health education and screenings, CPR training, domestic and gun violence awareness forums and providing Vaccines to the community and immunizations to the homeless. The members support back-to-school supply drives, local health fairs, and serve as guest speakers throughout the community on healthcare issues. For the past 41 years Miami BNA has provided Scholarships & Awards to deserving students and individuals= members who have contributed outstanding service.
For the past 2 years, Miami BNA coordinated and partnered with the James Wilson Bridges M.D. Medical Society to Fight Covid-19. “Keeping the Faith Grant” was received from the “Health Foundation of S. Florida” to be implemented within Miami Dade County through March 2022, which provided Covid Testing and administration of the Covid-19 Vaccines. Committed members provided Community Education on “How Churches Re-Open Safely in a Pandemic Environment”.
As a partner with the Florida Nurses Association (FNA), Advocacy is focused yearly with members attending “Advocacy Days” in Tallahassee and our National Organization, National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) yearly with members attending “Capitol Hill Day” in Washington D.C.
- Healthy Me Healthy Community Vaccine Program for the Homeless