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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches Positive Period! Campaign To Address Menstrual Product Insecurities In Georgia and Africa

(ATLANTA) – October 3, 2019 – The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) today announced its Positive Period! Campaign, which will donate 2,000 reusable menstrual cups to girls and women in resource challenged communities in Atlanta, GA and Kigali, Rwanda. The Campaign is in partnership with Singapore-based feminine hygiene products company Freedom Cups, which distributes menstrual […]

BWHI Joins Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Senator Patty Murray To Introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019

BWHI Joins Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Senator Patty Murray To Introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) joined Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019. The legislation would expand access to preventive, lifesaving women’s health screenings at safety net healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood. Specifically, the bill would […]

#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 Black Women’s Health Imperative & The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Aim To Increase Impact With New Partnership

ATLANTA – (April 16, 2019) – The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) yesterday announced a strategic partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) at the NCBW Day of Action and Advocacy in Washington, DC. The multi-year partnership was established to raise awareness of health disparities and solutions, and to provide access […]

It’s Not Normal: Black Women, Stop Suffering From Fibroids

this article was originally published on Healthy Women, https://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/its-not-normal-black-women-stop-suffering-fibroids By Nancy C. Lee, MD Senior Policy Advisor, Care About Fibroids and Linda Goler Blount, MPH President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative Uterine fibroids are a common gynecologic condition among women and the primary reason for hysterectomy for US women. Over their lifetime, about 80 percent […]

Ann M. McMikel Named Chief Development Officer for The Black Women’s Health Imperative

ATLANTA – (February 21, 2019) – The Black Women’s Health Imperative recently announced the appointment of Ann M. McMikel as the Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of SIS Circles. Mrs. McMikel is a global leader with extensive experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, advocacy, communications, volunteer engagement, and fundraising. As the Vice President of […]

New Grant Opportunity Seeks to Improve Prediabetes Recognition and Diabetes Prevention Strategies among African American and Hispanic Women

January 30, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is partnering with the American Medical Association (AMA) and Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) to support the development of new approaches addressing prediabetes in populations at high risk for developing diabetes, including African American and Hispanic women. ACPM will award multi-year grants […]

The Black Women’s Health Imperative and SIS Circles Program Partner to Expand Reach to Teen Girls of Color in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, January 25, 2019 –The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is excited to announce a new multigenerational partnership with Atlanta-based Sisters Inspiring Sisters (SIS) Circles. The partnership will proactively work to deepen the impact on inspiring the next generation of women of color to be tomorrow’s leaders. It is appropriate that during January which […]