$35 for 35 Years

The Black Women’s Health Imperative was established as the first nonprofit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls. Three decades later, BWHI continues to a powerful force in leading efforts to address the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls like you. With your help, we can continue to uplift Black women’s ability to enjoy optimal health and well-being in a socially just society.


Want to lose weight, feel great and get healthy?

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.

On April 10th, BWHI hosted a panel discussion and video screening on the issues around reproductive justice and their impact on Black women. Our panel of reproductive justice advocates, award-winning filmmaker and director Jami Ramberan, and young visual storytellers shared insights into creating awareness through their work around reproductive justice.


If we lived in a society where health equity was a reality, here’s what could happen:


Fewer deaths
from breast
cancer each year


Decrease in
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


Just Because You Lost or Left Your Job…Doesn’t Mean You Have to Go Without Health Care Coverage

Just Because You Lost or Left Your Job…Doesn’t Mean You Have to Go Without Health Care Coverage

At BWHI we understand the importance of being able to seek health care when you need it. We also know the impact of the threats to women’s health that can ...
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