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We’re leading the effort to make  optimal health and well-being a reality for All Black Women &  Girls.

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BWHI’s signature programs are implemented in select markets nationwide with the goal of addressing the most pressing health issues currently impacting Black women and girls.

Prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes does NOT have to be your destiny!

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) a program powered by the Black Women’s Health Imperative has helped people not only shed pounds but also avoid prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic conditions. Let’s all spread the message about prediabetes and encourage your family and friends to take the Risk Test!

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BWHI Fairwork

The BWHI Fair Work Initiative™

The Black Women’s Health Imperative Fair Work Initiative™ (BWHI FWI) is a quantifiable solution, and sustainable investment that progressive organizations can implement in order to reap the benefits of a fair workplace for all.

The BWHI FWI™ is here to help your organization every step of the way as it becomes equipped at measuring and maintaining fairness in the workplace for many years to come.

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Empowering Women, Building Advocates, Graduating Leaders

My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is our advocacy and leadership-building initiative for women on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses.

There’s strength in the united voices of women across the HBCU campus network. MSK encourages every woman on campus to get involved, get informed and use her voice as her sister’s keeper and strongest advocate.

Through MSK, collegiate women will support each other in making healthy choices, protect one another from intimate partner violence and serve as advocacy leaders on campus and in the community.

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On Our Own Terms

On Our Own Terms is an initiative of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI). OOOT is an informed network of organizations and experts who are focused on the prevention of HIV for, by and about Black cis and transgender women, as well as the care and treatment of women living with HIV.

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Positive Period!

Now more than ever, we must build our villages so women and girls can enjoy optimal health and wellness which requires that we tear down the walls of shame and stigma that keep us from living our best healthy and whole lives. 

In 2021, BWHI will work with community partners to distribute menstrual products in the following communities:

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Darlington, South Carolina
  • Montgomery, Alabama

Support the Positive Period! Program