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Our Mission

To lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls globally. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies.

Our Programs
For Optimal Wellness


Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL²)

Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

Rare Disease Diversity Coalition

Fair Work Initiative

Change Agency

Change Agency

My Sister’s Keeper

My Sisters Keeper

On Our Own Terms

On Our Own Terms

Positive Period

Positive Period

Project Health Equality

Project Health Equality

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We partner with Black women on their “life-health” journey

Led by Linda Goler Blount, MPH, BWHI continues to be dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being of the nation’s 21 million African American women and girls. Elevating the concerns and inequities that impact Black women to the national stage. Combining science, advocacy, and action to eliminate barriers to wellness for Black women.

Signature Programs Special Initiatives
Black women 2022

Innovating & Investing

Since inception, BWHI has invested millions to preserve and advance the health and wellness of women and girls.

Achieving Results for
Black women and girls

See Our Impact Report

10 years of partnering with the CDC as one of their top-performing grantees delivering our signature evidence-based lifestyle change program CYL2.

Established a rare disease diversity council and helped introduce the Sickle Cell Disease Expansion Act – H.R. 7177.

Led national campaigns featuring Mary J Blige, Ciara, NFL Players, and the WNBA, among others, to build awareness, propel policy and provider behavior change.

Teamed up with organizations across the country to bring life-saving screenings along with diagnostic follow-up and treatment if needed to underserved women.

Spearheaded innovations and transformational research into workplace equity.

Launched the BWHI Change Agency- the first of its kind culturally tailored capacity building designated CDC training entity.



With your support, we can increase the number of healthy Black women in the U.S. from 9.5 miliion to 12.5 million by the end 2022.

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At BWHI, we are working daily for health equity for Black women & girls. See where we are and what we are doing.

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