IndexUS: The Black Women’s Health Index

 

IndexUs

IndexUS: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health is the first comparative index of Black women's health based on healthy Black women. We created the Index using 20 years of research from the Black Women's Health Study.

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WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT HEALTHY BLACK WOMEN

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They walked 20-30 mins/day 3-5 days/week

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They reported much less personal and institutional racism

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They had less caregiving responsibilities

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They have emotional support (provision of care, empathy and love)

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They are involved in group activities

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They have social support

Inside IndexUS:

 
Health and Wellness

Black women's definition of health and wellness

Practical

Practical, everyday things women can do to improve their health

Snapshot

A snapshot of healthy Black women by region

Policies

A closer look at critical policies that have shaped Black women's health and wellness

Landscape

An examination of the current landscape of Black women's health

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