Monthly Archives: March 2017


14
Mar 2017

SAN DIEGO BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION, INC. (SDBNA) Laura Johnson, RNC, SDBNA Contributing Writer Over the past 2 years, SDBNA’s President, Ethel Weekly-Avant, has sought to charter new territories in healthcare, wellness and education.  The most recent venture occurred on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Murphy Canyon Road.   SDBNA co-sponsored with Grand Canyon University, their first Nursing Recruitment and Resource Fair from 10am to 2pm.  The event was advertised to all nurses – established nurses, student nurses, new graduates and those interested and seeking information to become......

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07
Mar 2017
Being Black Is Bad for Your Health

When we talk about seeking health equity in this country, the goal is to ensure that all people have the access and means to live a healthy life. But the often unspoken truth underlying this challenge is that being a person of color in America – whatever your economic status – is bad for your health. Researchers have coined a term – “excess deaths” – to explain the sad fact that if blacks and whites had the same mortality rate, nearly 100,000 fewer black people would die each year in the United......

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