The San Diego Black Nurses Association joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on February 14, 2015. Founded in 1976, San Diego Black Nurses Association has been a premiere provider of health education and health promotion to tens of thousands in the San Diego community with a focus on the underserved populations. Their target population is Southeast San Diego where a disproportionate number of residents are affected by high rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health issues.
Their mission is to educate, prevent lifelong conditions, and advocate for the low-income and underinsured. They sponsor and mentor student nurses as well as encourage and assist nurses in seeking advanced degrees. San Diego Black Nurses Association works in collaboration with other healthcare and community organizations to improve the quality of lives for those in San Diego. They achieve these goals by having a mainstay presence in the community through flu clinics, health expos, and other community activities. The flu clinic is partnered with AARP San Diego Metro Chapter, San Diego Immunization Coalition and San Diego Human and Health Services Agency. The health expos are provided with the support of many providers, such as Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Healthcare, UC San Diego Health System, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and many other providers and partners.
The San Diego Black Nurses Association has been the recipient of numerous awards for its community services, including Proclamations, Commendations, Resolutions and Certificates of Appreciation from all levels of the community partners ranging from the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. to the United States Senate.
As a Live Well San Diego partner, the San Diego Black Nurses Association will continue to educate and advocate for underserved populations to provide a better quality of life while supporting the Live Well San Diego vision.