About Back Heart Association

About the Association

Black Heart Association(BHA) is a nonprofit organization focused on the overall improvement of health outcomes in communities of color.

BHA’s mission is to eliminate heart-health disparities in black and brown communities through advocacy, education and empowerment.

We promote healthy hearts by advocating for people of color, primarily in underserved communities where there is little or no access to health care.

Founded by a three-time heart attack survivor, our organization understands  the importance of  screenings, and education, as ways to prevent heart disease.  BHA takes action through our advocacy to help individuals understand the causes, effects and symptoms of heart disease and taking action to help prevent heart disease in those who are considered more at risk.


About The Founders

Tara Robinson CEO & Co-Founder, Heart 2 Heart Story

After suffering three heart attacks over the course of one week, with the last nearly claiming her life, Tara Robinson discovered that she was in a fight for her life. She would later realize that the black community was silently losing that same fight against heart disease, so she decided to fight back! Together with her husband, The Black Heart Association (BHA), was created through their survivor story, to fight for the thousands of minority men, women and children, and their loved ones, who will experience the negative impact of heart disease or stroke each year. Tara believes there’s no one better to take up the mantle of reaching and awakening the hearts of the black community as it pertains to defeating heart disease and stroke than a survivor. As the CEO and Founder, Tara Robison strives to lead an organization that will be the conduit between the black community and heart health.

Frederick Robinson Co-founder & Director of Operations

Frederick Robinson is Co-founder and Director of Operations for Black Heart Association where the focuses the bulk of his energy and efforts on providing the highest level of outreach and community engagement. With over a decade of public service experience, Mr. Robinson has always had a heart for underserved communities and a passion for service. After witnessing his wife, Tara, suffer three heart attacks in 2014, Fredrick and Tara have made it their mission to eliminate heart health disparities in communities of color. Mr. Robinson, a native of Bastrop, La., is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College where he earned a Masters in Public Relations and a Bachelors in Communications.

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