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OUR PASSION

We want to increase the number of healthy Black women in the U.S. from 9.5 MILLION TO 12.5 MILLION BY 2020

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There is far more right with black women than wrong. Black women are resilient, powerful, innovative, and much more. We are Passionate about showcasing their lived experiences through a lens of hope, while ensuring that we provide advocacy and resources to sustain that hope both now and for generations to come.

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We ADVOCATE

Advocate for policies that improve health outcomes for Black women and families.

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We  EDUCATE AND TRAIN

Educate and train the next generation of leaders who will build the Black women’s health movement.

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We AMPLIFY

Amplify the voices of Black women to shift public perception and policies for social change.

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We MOBILIZE AND ENGAGE

Mobilize and engage women and organizations to pursue greater opportunities for gender and racial justice.

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We  PROMOTE

Promote evidence and practice-based lifestyle change models that provide strategies for individuals and families to address health inequities.

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We SYNTHESIZE, TRANSLATE AND DISSEMINATE

Synthesize, translate and disseminate information and research findings to strengthen the knowledge base on Black women’s health.

If we lived in a society where health equity was a reality, here’s what we know about Black women:

There would be 2,400

fewer deaths due to breast cancer each year

Infant mortality rates

would drop by 35 %

The average life expectancy

would rise from 78 years to 82 years – exceeding that of white women

High school and college

graduation rates would increase by 50 % and 25 %, respectively

The poverty rate for

Black women and their families would be cut in half

The net impact to the

U.S. economy would be $250-$300 billion

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