Black women’s health imperative targets to advocate for Black women’s rights. They created the first national health policy agenda for Black women in America.
For 38 years, the Black women’s health imperative (bwhi) is a sole organization that is dedicated to black women and loaded the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect black women and focus on breast and cervical cancers, diabetes, partner violence and sexual assault, maternal and reproductive issues.
What does Black women’s health imperative do?
Black women’s health imperative is dedicated to improving the wellness of Black women and girls – physically, emotionally, and financially.
1-Educate and train the next generation to be leaders who will build the Black women’s health movement by increasing graduation rates.
2-Collect data and share information about Black women’s health issues to strengthen the knowledge base on Black women’s.
3-Advocate for policies that improve health outcomes for women, so there may be 2,400 fewer deaths of women due to breast cancer each year. Infant mortality rates may drop by 35 % and increase women's wellness.
4 They encourage national organizations for gender and racial justice.
Some events of Black women’s health imperative:
Black women’s health imperative does a lot with the help of other national organizations and is still doing for black women wellness.
Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign:
The Black Women's Health Imperative stated that it has received a $400,000 grant from The Rockefeller organization for improving vaccination rates by making black women understand that vaccines are safe and effective, so women will not hesitate.
Protection of women and children from toxic hand sanitizers:
Unfortunately, hand sanitizers are used widely in the wake of COVID-19 but some of them contain methanol, benzene, and other toxic chemicals flooding, so the Black Women’s health imperative emailed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Education (DOE) requesting them to protect all Americans women from the dangers of toxic hand sanitizers.
National Obesity Awareness Campaign:
With the partnership with Healthy Women, the Black Women’s Health Imperative tries to persuade women that obesity is a disease. They are based on showing the women's stories from real women on the physical and emotional impacts of obesity.
Researchers have declared that Black women have 15% more of the stress hormone, cortisol, in their bloodstream at any time than white women. This changes the inflammatory and metabolic responses of these women which raises the risk of being obese.
Social Media Advocacy Day on Maternal Health:
Black women’s pregnancy is twice as difficult as that of white women. Black women’s health imperative with the help of partner organizations will continue to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on health outcomes in communities of color with a Day of Action, including social media
Black women’s health has signature programs for women talking about:
Does not have to be your destiny
Empowering women, building, advocates, graduation rates
On our own teams
Empowering teen girls of color in Atlanta
How can I help Black women’s health imperative?
Follow bwhi on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube & LinkedIn
Partner with bwhi
Get all the latest events of Black women’s health and bits of advice to stay healthy by emails
Planned gifts for bwhi
Register to vote for new women’s issues
Is Black women’s health imperative a 501(c)(3)?
California Black Women's Health Project, a 501(c)(3) is the national organization that was established in 1994 as an affiliate of the Black Women’s Health Imperative in Washington D.C. They hope to support women to become effective participants in improving their status.
Black women’s health imperative is a nonprofit national organization that all of us should support to promote social justice.
Written by/Dr. Reham