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National Black Nurses Association Launches National Violence Reduction Initiative

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The National Black Nurses Association will launch its national initiative on Violence Reduction on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Each of its 95 chapters in 34 states are tasked to host an event or activity to prevent and stop violence in their communities.

“Violence has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.  More than 30,000 people are killed by gun violence.  One in four women will be subject to intimate partner violence.  Hundreds will commit suicide”, stated Dr. Eric J. Williams, President, National Black Nurses Association. The perpetrators of gun violence are often African American juveniles and young adult males. 

Dr. Williams stated “Nurses, first responders and physicians are on the front lines, in the emergency rooms and hospital rooms, witnessing the devastation that gun violence brings on individuals, families and communities.   It is vital that our Nation seek solutions to reduce violence, particularly gun violence.  Moreover, reduction in violence of all forms, domestic violence, bullying in the work place, verbal and mental violence, sexual assault against girls on college campuses and human trafficking must end.”

On February 4, 2016, NBNA hosted its 28th Annual NBNA Day on Capitol Hill, Thursday, February 4, 2016.  The theme of this signature event is “Addressing the Epidemic of Violence: NBNA’s Call to Action”.  The clarion call is to take action within communities of color to address violence.    

The National Black Nurses Association’s mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.” 

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List of Events

BNA of Greater Phoenix Area

In recognition of NBNA NATIONAL INITIATIVE ON VIOLENCE REDUCTION, BNAGPA would like all members to wear purple on April 30, 2016, take a photo of yourself, tag Recognizing NBNA NATIONAL INITIATIVE ON VIOLENCE REDUCTION and post BNAGPA  and NBNA FB page. 


Council of BN, Los Angeles

Day Against Violence

Saturday, April 30, 2016


BNA of Greater Washington DC Area

Stop the Violence

Saturday, April 30, 2016


BNA, Miami

Unity Prayer Breakfast to Stop the Violence

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Columbus Metro BNA

Help Us Stop Cyberbullies

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Chicago Chapter NBNA

Town Hall Meeting to Stop the Gun Violence

Fact Sheet – NBNA Call to Action: Nurses Against Violence

Press Release

Letter from Illinois State Representative Emanuel Chris Welch

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Bayou Region BNA

Take Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Monday, April 25, 2016


Central Carolina BN Council, Inc.

A Call to Action: Preventing Violence in our Community

Press Release

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Akron BNA

Stop the Gun Violence – Pray Where you are

Saturday, April 30, 2016


BNA of Greater Cincinnati

Closing the Health Gap Health Expo Violence Reduction Initiative

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Cleveland Council of BN

God’s Girls Got S.W.A.G.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Pittsburgh BN in Action

Stop the Violence Annual Health Fair

Saturday, April 30, 2015


Fort Bend County BNA

Stop Look Listen Anti-Violence Information Series

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Milwaukee Chapter NBNA

MCNBNA Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, May 14, 2016



Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security – Blue Campaign website


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1 Comment on National Black Nurses Association Launches National Violence Reduction Initiative

  1. Violence is at epidemic proportions!! Good job NBNA and President Williams for addressing this public health issue.

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