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The Black Women’s Health Imperative is developing a national workplace equity and anti-racism initiative to improve the health and wellness of Black women, particularly their experiences in the workplace. There is a need for national standards that are elevated through awareness, accountability, partnership, and evidence-based resources.

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Linda Goler Blount, MPH
Linda Goler Blount, MPH
President and CEO
Only 27% of

Black women are likely to say their organization is fair to everyone and that they have the same opportunities for advancement.

Black women are
7.5 years
biologically “older” than white women: factors include stress and poverty.

Black women lose an average of
over their lifetime due to the income disparity.

“Through the development of this multi-year initiative, we will create national standards to transform the experiences of Black women in the workplace and allow them to thrive. We know that each year, Black Americans have over 74,000 more deaths due to health inequities. Chronic stress due to racism affects us on a cellular level. We have to address this public health crisis with more than just conventional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.”

Linda Goler Blount, MPH
President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative

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About BWHI

Established originally as the National Black Women’s Health Project in 1983, the BWHI is the oldest national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially. Our core mission is advancing health equity and social justice for Black women, across the lifespan, through policy, advocacy, education, research, and leadership development. However, our very bold goal is to increase the number of healthy Black women in the U.S. from 9.5 million to 12.5 million by 2022. We identify the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls and invest in the best of the best strategies, affiliates, and organizations that share our goal: ensuring Black women live longer, healthier and more prosperous lives.

About BWHI

To contact our Chief Strategy Officer,
Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH
, directly please email [email protected].