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2018 Policy Agenda

The health crisis faced by Black Women and girls has spiraled. Now is the time for policymakers to pay close attention. Dive into our 2018 National Health Policy Agenda

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. program (CYL²) is for you! In the CYL² programs, lifestyle coaches teach women — and men — across the country how to eat differently and move more.

BWHI has joined with a coalition of women’s organizations to launch a new Care Women Deserve campaign to educate Black women on the range of women’s preventive services available at no out-of-pocket cost! Learn more about the services and the campaign here.

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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