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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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Want to lose weight, feel great and get healthy?

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

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Casting Call – It’s Your Time To Shine!

BWHI is recruiting cis and transgender women to film and photograph for an awarenes campaign about our IndexUs publication, with a focus on sharing the lived experiences of women living with HIV. The initial IndexUs (please link to the document) was created using 20 years of research from the Black Women’s Health Study, and is the first comparative index of Black women’s health based on healthy Black women.
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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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BWHI Celebrates Mothers Today

BWHI Celebrates Mothers Today

#BWHITalks Motherhood by celebrating the beautiful diversity and hope that Black women have exuded for generations. Today, we honor all women who are nurturing children, dreams, neighborhoods, new businesses and ...
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