BNA's mission is to decrease health disparities through advocacy, education and health promotion. We conduct ongoing community-based programs that include: homeless vaccination project to men, women, and families; anti-gun violence and human trafficking awareness programs annually in partnership with local officials; provide CPR training to parents of children enrolled in the learn to swim program and coaches of little league players to reduce the incidence of preventable childhood deaths from drownings or sudden cardiac arrest; education on disease management and screenings to minority populations to decrease morbidity and mortality through community-wide health fairs; monthly lecture series on common diseases to seniors in the Miami Garden community; fund raising activities to support student scholarships for persons pursuing a career in nursing; mentoring to elementary, middle and high-school students in our Kids into Healthcare series; establish partnerships with local community groups, colleges and universities to provide for improved access to healthcare in our community; and participates in international medical missions to Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador to help reduce global morbidity and mortality among the nations. BNA members also participate in national healthcare initiatives through our National BNA Youth Institute that has provided reading materials (books) to school-age children, dental health supplies and many other projects across the nation.
Miami BNA conducts monthly lecture series on common metabolic diseases to seniors in the Miami Garden community. In 2016, we conducted 12 heart health lectures to over 800 Miami Garden residents and in 2017, we have provided each month health topics that range from sickle cell anemia to prostate cancers. To-date we have provided eight lecture topics to over 650 residents. We have partnered with the Miami Gardens city council to provide health topics at their regularly scheduled “Meet Me Mondays” each month.