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The vision of BNAGH is to be a beacon of service to all nurses who want to improve health care and reduce health disparities for African Americans at the local, state, and national levels.
Recognizing that the needs of black nurses nor the health needs of minorities were not met. Dr. Lauranne Sams addressed these concerns by creating The National Black Nurses Association Incorporated in 1971. Eunice Porter RN envision that Houston could use an organization to help alleviate the disparity of health problems in the black community. Her passion and dedication lead to the Black Nurses Association of Greater Houston (BNAGH) in 1978. The chapter became chartered by the national office in 1982.
To support the NBNA's mission by providing a forum for collective action by black nurses to investigate, define, and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society.
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