Research Translation



Researchers have spent decades studying what makes Black women unhealthy. No one bothered to listen to healthy Black women. We did.  



Using 20 years of research from the Black Women’s Health Study, we created IndexUS: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health. It’s the first comparative index of Black women’s health based on healthy Black women. The Index provides:

  • Practical, everyday things Black women can do to improve their health
  • Advice for what political and civic leaders can do to improve Black women’s health
  • Facts about why Black women’s health matters. Period.