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Black Women’s Health Imperative Mourns The Loss of Former Congressman Elijah Cummings

The Black Women’s  Health Imperative is deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, a staunch defender of the Constitution and voice for those unable to advocate for themselves. As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Representative Cummings was a champion for eradicating injustices, advocating for reproductive health, supporting universal […]

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BWHI President & CEO Linda Goler Blount Contributes To Groundbreaking Study Uncovering Racial Disparity In Medical Appointment Scheduling

Machine Learning In Medical Appointment Scheduling Causes Racial Disparity In Access to Care But Doesn’t Have To ATLANTA – (October 17, 2019) – Appointment scheduling in medical provider offices is one of the most common ways patients access needed health services. Yet a new paper, Overbooked and Overlooked: Machine Learning and Racial Bias in Medical […]

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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 […]