Our special initiatives include campaigns and programs implemented in conjunction with partner organizations that allow BWHI to leverage its extensive knowledge of and reach among Black women to create awareness around pertinent health causes.
The Tech2Equity Partnership aims to take advantage of Santa Clara University’s vast array of technological expertise, creativity and ties to Silicon Valley and Black WOmens Health Imperative’s long history of disparities reducing research translation and policy development to address the challenges of health equity. The partnership is a groundbreaking initiative, bridging the divide between communities with unmet health needs and the innovators of Silicon Valley who create new technologies.
The All of Us Research Program is a large research program. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. he Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) knows the importance of Black women being included in research. With our involvement in this national program, we can help create a community of one million people who will share their unique health data for research. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to individuals, and enable a future of precision medicine not only for Black women, but for all of us.
Access to quality, affordable health care is a basic human right, regardless of race, gender, income or zip code. Black women experience numerous health disparities because Black women have often faced significant barriers to accessing quality and affordable health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been and continues to be critical in moving towards the elimination of health disparities faced by Black women and their families.
Since the implementation of the ACA, uninsured rate for Black women dropped by more than 40 percent.