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BLACK WOMEN VOTE:
The 2018 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

Black women are galvanizing the vote in the booth and on the ballot in the midterm elections

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:

2,400

Fewer deaths
from breast
cancer each year

35%

Decrease in
infant mortality rates
for Black women

50%

Increase in high school graduation
rates for Black girls and a
25% increase in college graduate rates for Black women

$250B

Impact to the U.S. economy

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 2 of a 4 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 2 of a 4 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

This is the second part of our conversation with Lisa A. Newman, M.D., Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Dr. Newman has done significant ...
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