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#BWHITalks Healthcare With Legislators At Congressional Meet & Greet

The Black Women’s Health Imperative collaborated with Alston & Bird Wednesday in Washington, DC to co-host an informative breakfast and meet & greet with Congresswomen Lucy McBath (D-GA), Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Robin Kelly (D-IL), who is also the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Health Braintrust.

Topics discussed included continued protection and reform of the Affordable Care Act, the importance of educating consumers about coverage options and special enrollment period guidelines, and approaches and policies to eradicate the maternal mortality crisis impacting Black women. The event was coordinated by BWHI’s Chief Policy Officer, Tammy Boyd, and the organization’s 2019 Health Policy Agenda for Black Women was the driver of the dialogue. The Agenda provides policy recommendations about these pressing issues and many others, including reproductive health and justice, mental health, HIV/AIDS, breast, cervical, lung and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.

Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) provides guests with an update about health-focused legislation, including the passing of the Action for Dental Health Act, which she introduced.









Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) pictured with Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative.


Representative Lauren Underwood (D-IL) provides remarks about her history with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the need for continued protection of the Affordable Care Act.

Marilyn Yager, Senior Policy Advisor at Alston & Bird, welcomes guests to the event.


Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) pictured with members of the Black Women’s Health Imperative staff and board who include: Monica G. Coleman, Chief Communications Officer, Linda Goler Blount, President & CEO, Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer, Ann McMikel, Chief Development Officer, and Dr. Nancy C. Lee, BWHI Board of Directors.