BLACK WOMEN VOTE:
The 2019 National Health Policy Agenda
“With this report, BWHI is once again leading the way and helping to inform our community about what’s at stake; literally our health and our lives.”
— Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Illinois Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust.
“It is imperative that we do more to address growing health disparities for women of color. Doing so is a priority for me as U.S. Senator.”
— Senator Doug Jones, Alabama
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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BWHI President and CEO Pens Chapter in the Meridian Journal
BWHI President and CEO, Linda G. Blount authored, “The Secret to Black Women’s Health: Ask, Listen, Do” a chapter in the newly released Meridians Journal, “Speaking for Ourselves: Reclaiming, Redesigning, and Reimagining Research on Black Women’s Health,” published by Indiana University Press.
WHY BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH MATTERS
If we lived in a society where health equity was a reality, here’s what could happen:
cancer each year
infant mortality rates
for Black women
Increase in high school graduation
rates for Black girls and a
25% increase in college graduate rates for Black women
Impact to the U.S. economy