It’s about time for my generation to wake up and face reality. We need to recognize that there is still stigma around HIV/AIDS, and the only way to get rid of stigma is to begin talking and keep talking.
We want Black women to START TALKING! Start talking with your sisterfriends about sexual wellness; start talking with your health care professional about cervical health, HPV and your risks; and start talking with your partner to support your journey to sexual wellness.
January 1, 2014 is an important date: coverage under the ACA begins. An even more important date is December 23, 2013; the deadline to enroll for coverage beginning January 1. However, seeing the Affordable Care Act succeed is personal to me.
November is American Diabetes Month. To commemorate this health observance we are highlighting both our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. program partners and program participants as Faces of Change.
As one of the world's richest countries, the United States is rarely a target for global-health improvement goals. And yet, when you look at the devastating maternal health outcomes among some groups of women - partuculary Black women - in this country, the obvious question is why not?
Nearly one in three Black women in the U.S. will experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner during her lifetime. This threat begins with our earliest attempts at courtship and continues throughout our lives, preventing Black girls from reaching their fullest potential.
Today Congress realized just how critical the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is and voted to pass it. Finally, ideological differences were put aside and the important work of protecting women through the legal services, victim advocate programs, and special prosecution units VAWA provides was achieved through the House vote.
Today, we mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which set the standard for safe, legalized abortion.
Today is World AIDS Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact this devasting disease has on our families and communities, assessing the progress we have made in fighting to end this epidemic and recognizing the opportunity for us to achieve the goal of an AIDS free-generation and getting to zero new infections for Black women.
The 2012 election results prove that Black women’s power is a force to be reckoned with. Black women have sent a clear message that we will move forward with protecting health care reform with the urgency of NOW.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a set of eight new prevention benefits for women with no additional co-pay become available today. These benefits include an annual well-woman exam, screenings for gestational diabetes and sexual transmitted diseases, including HIV and HPV, screening and counseling for domestic violence, breastfeeding support and FDA- approved contraceptive coverage.