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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

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!

Menstrual product insecurities among poor women and girls can lead to shame, humiliation and dire outcomes. Now more than ever, we must build our villages so women and girls can enjoy optimal health and wellness. This starts with building a culture of pride around our periods.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative has been working hard to build awareness about menstrual product insecurities through our Positive Period! Campaign. The campaign aims to address this challenge among marginalized women, women who are poor, homeless, detained, or incarcerated, as well as among low-income school girls, who are unable to buy menstrual supplies.

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Reproductive Justice

We’re Advocating For Reproductive Health, Rights, And Justice Now
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For Black women, Reproductive health (Repro) advocacy ensures complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease in all matters relating to the reproductive system. Reproductive rights center on maintaining or protecting the legal right to contraception, abortion, fertility treatment, and reproductive health. While also ensuring access to information about one’s reproductive body. In general, reproductive rights secure people’s agency – their right to decide their capacities to reproduce or not.

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