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HANA Speaks Out Against Discrimination Towards Haitian Nurses!!!

 

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A Conversation with former US Ambassador to Haiti

The Evolving Role of the Haitian Diaspora; A Shifting Paradigm

Join a panel of experts for a conversation on Haiti’s economic future., the Haitian/Dominican Republic crisis, the effect of Haiti’s crisis on the future generation, and the shifting role of the Haitian Diaspora in the United States

A Haitian American Legacy of Caring

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Pictured left to right: First President and Founder of HANA of Florida, Alice Casimir; First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Madame Sophia Martelly; and HRSA’s CDR Gettie Audain, representing her mother, Georgette Audain, 2nd HANA president and co-founder.

For HRSA’s Gettie Audain, nursing runs in the family.

The daughter of a Certified Nurse Midwife who emigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in 1964, CDR Audain of HAB recently accepted an award on behalf of her mother, Georgette — recognizing her leadership of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida (HANA).
From 1987-89, Georgette Audain was the second president of the organization, which she had helped to establish just a few years before.

The organization grew over 30 years to 800 members across five U.S. chapters. Its national and global efforts to provide disaster services and nursing care, outreach and education, continue to aid Haitians “throughout the Diaspora.”

HANA members serve patients “when there is no one (else) there to translate for them, talk to them (in their own language), and care for them,” explained CDR Audain, currently serving in HAB’s Division of Community HIV/AIDS Programs.

It was her mother’s example that led her to serve in Haiti following the disastrous 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 220,000 people, injured over 300,000 more and left 1.5 million homeless.

When she was a child, Audain’s parents insisted that she and her brothers speak only French in their Brooklyn, N.Y. home. She practiced Haitian Creole with patients at a clinic in Miami’s Little Haiti.

That early language proficiency paid off later in her professional life. As a nurse for the Dade County Health Department and Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, aiming “to eradicate drug-resistant Tuberculosis” and prevent the spread of HIV infection,
CDR Audain “worked in the trenches.”

With a Master of Healthcare Science Administration degree from Florida International University, Georgette Audain’s constant willingness “to give of her time, talent and knowledge” gave her “an incredible ability to influence change” as a HANA leader,
her daughter said.

During the awards ceremony — which Georgette Audain could not attend due to illness — CDR Audain acknowledged her mother’s intense pride in HANA’s contributions to the health care system of Haiti, in providing scholarships to nurses there, and for being instrumental in the formation of the country’s first Board of Nursing.

Both mother and daughter are grateful for “purpose-driven careers,” said CDR Audain.

30th Annual Scholarship Gala

HANA: Celebrating 30 Years of Service, Collaboration, Leadership and Excellence

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The Goal:

The goal of the 3rd Annual HANA Convention is to mobilize Haitians nurses, Haitian American Nurses and other nurses as Change Agents to analyze and integrate the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of NursingLeading Change, Advancing Health. As a result of attending this convention, nurses will be transformed, engaged and empowered while addressing professional nursing practice, global health and nursing education in Haiti.

Objectives:

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in nursing education and health care in Haiti.
  • Analyze current trends and paradigm shifts in nursing education and methods of healthcare delivery in international settings.
  • Explore the values and benefits of cultural diversity in promoting cultural competent care.
  • Reflect with other chapter members and partners to advance nursing practice and improve health care globally.
  • Discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the role of nurses in the delivery of care.
  • Embrace the use of Technology in nursing in promoting the delivery of health care.
  • Review and analyze the pitfalls and effective use of social media in nursing practice.
  • Empower nurses to lead change effectively.

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Gala Only: $125 (per seat)

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CONVENTION ONLY

HANA MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS

Early Registration

$75.00

$100.00

Regular Registration

$100.00

$125.00

Late Registration

$125.00

$150.00

Students

$50.00

 

Retirees

$50.00

 

Lifetime Members

$50.00

 

 

 

CONVENTION/GALA PACKAGE

HANA MEMBERS

NON-MEMBERS

Early Registration

$175.00

$200.00

Regular Registration

$200.00

$225.00

Late Registration

$225.00

$250.00

Students

$150.00

 

Retirees

$175.00

 

Lifetime Members

$175.00

 

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The Haitian American Nurses Association meets every third Saturday of each month to discuss what is going on within the association, our local communities here and abroad.
Please be attentiveto to the date and time of our next General Member’s Meeting to be held on:
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m..
  • Miami Dade Community College (North Campus), Bldg. 4 (adjacent to bookstore)
This year is also an exciting year for us as we embark 30 years of serving the community.  Join us April 10-11th for our 3rd Annual Leadership Convention (see attached flyer), and to end with our spectecular gala on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
As always we thank you for your support and your commitment to serve the community.
We hope to see you soon!!!

Call for Abstracts

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   Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida Inc.

Call for Abstracts

The Convention Steering Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for oral  presentation or poster presentation and/or attend the Haitian American Nurses Association 3rd Annual Convention, with the theme: HANA: Celebrating 30 Years of Service, Leadership and Excellence postmarked by February 28, 2014. The goal of the 3rd Annual convention is mobilize Haitians nurses, Haitian American Nurses and other nurses as Change Agents to analyze and integrate the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Authors will be notified upon review from the Convention Steering Planning Committee.  Selected posters will be displayed during the exhibit session and presenters will be eligible for a discounted registration to the Convention, April 10-11, 2014 in Miami, Florida. For more information, questions/concerns, please contact Mrs. Guerna Blot, MSN, ARNP-FNP-BC, MBA/HCM, OCN, at guernab@aol.com or call (305) 332-1042 or (305) 609-7498.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

  • Abstracts must be typed in Times New Roman, single spaced in font size 12 not to exceed 400 words.
  • Abstract should include the author’s name credentials, mailing address, work phone, and e-mail address or any other contact information.
  • One copy of the abstract should be submitted via email using word documents as an attachment to Guernab@aol.com.  Guerna will send a return email to acknowledge receipt.
  • We are looking for innovative projects; therefore, abstracts should include the following headings: title, background, purpose/aim, methodology, evaluation/outcomes, results and implications for nursing practice.

Topics/Concurrent Sessions:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Leadership Institute
  • Leadership& Empowerment
  • Nursing Education and Health Care in Haiti
  • Technology (Social media, face book, Twitter, Simulation, iPods, E-MAR, Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Chapters Needs Assessment
  • Horizontal Violence/Mental Health Issues

HANA Gala

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