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Impact Report

#WEDIDTHAT – 2019 Impact Report

In 2019, the Black Women’s Health Imperative continued on its quest to positively impact the lives of Black women across this nation by developing and implementing programs, policy positions and educational resources to address pressing health issues. The work of the organization was made possible in part by the generous donations of corporate partners, foundations and donors who believe in our mission, and for that we are grateful. Enclosed are some highlights that demonstrate our mission in action and the impact that the support of our donors has had in communities across the country.

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HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda

HIV/AIDS POLICY AGENDA

The HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda for Black Women

The HIV/AIDS Policy Agenda for Black Women covers several vital issues, which include prevention of future HIV infections and identifying research priorities, access to comprehensive treatment for all Black women living with HIV, and the provision of essential supports, beyond medical treatment, that improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of Black women who are living with HIV.

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Black Women Vote: The 2019 National Health Policy Agenda

building upon Black women’s political influence, ballot power, and commitment to civic participation

The agenda is based on four pillars: Access to Quality and Affordable Health Care; Equitable Responses to Public Health Emergencies; Sufficient Diversity in Clinical Research; and Increased Funding to Support HBCUs. Under each pillar, the agenda includes a thorough yet non-exhaustive list of the most pressing health issues facing Black women today, with concrete policy recommendations to help move toward real solutions.

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INDEXUS - What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health

INDEXUS

What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health

Get the first health index based on healthy Black women. Download your copy of IndexUS: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health today!

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Water, Health, and Equity

The Infrastructure Crisis Facing Low-Income Communities & Communities of Color — and How to Solve It

All too often, our water infrastructure is failing our communities—especially vulnerable populations, such as low-income communities and communities of color. Over time, infrastructure investments have closely followed the geography of wealth. As a result, higher income areas enjoy high-quality infrastructure while low-income areas have suffered decades of underinvestment and disinvestment. People of color live in areas with higher rates of contaminated water, stormwater and wastewater overflows, and increased risks of flooding.

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE REPORT: Water, Health and Equity