Who We Are
About Our Organization
The San Diego Black Nurses Association, Inc. (SDBNA), one of ninety-five NBNA chapters, was organized in 1976 by six forward thinking nurses: Eula May Banks, Maudesta George, Lottie Harris, Jewel Kelley, Dorothy Palmer Phillips and Betty Reliford. Our target areas are diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and influenza.
The vision of San Diego Black Nurses Association (SDBNA) Inc. is to be the premier provider of Health Education and Health Promotion to achieve optimum health through a continuum of care for African Americans and other underserved population in the San Diego Community.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our Mission Statement: To decrease healthcare disparities through advocacy, education and health promotion.
2nd Saturday of each month 10:00 am
Encanto Southern Baptist Church
6020 Akins Street, San Diego, CA 92114
To provide health education, prevention and advocacy
To sponsor and mentor nursing students
To recruit and maintain nurses into the organization
To encourage and assist nurses in seeking advanced degrees
To work in collaboration with other healthcare and community organizations to improve healthcare.
Our current Healthcare Focus is to decrease healthcare disparities in the following areas: diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer and influenza.