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Published Friday, March 19, 2010
The Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) finds the recent announcement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updating its 2002 breast cancer screening recommendations unacceptable. These recommendations, which are being supported by several national breast cancer advocacy organizations, do a serious disservice to Black women. Two more»
Published Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) announced today that it received a five-year, $1.2 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch a new project to help decrease racial and ethnic disparities in breast and cervical cancer among Black women. The SisterReach U.S project will work with two community-based more»
Published Friday, February 5, 2010
The Black Women's Health Imperative applauds President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the members of the House of Representatives for standing courageously in the face of adversity to do what was right for American families -- passing health care reform! Today, history was made. Many presidents have tried and failed to take on the nation's most more»
Published Tuesday, January 12, 2010
On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the Senate voted for a motion to table the Nelson amendment, effectively killing it. It passed by a vote margin of 54-45. To see how your Senator voted, please click here. A "yea" vote on the motion to table is a vote to kill the amendment. The Nelson amendment closely mirrors the dangerous language of the House-passed more»
Published Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Spirit of Health, National Diabetes Health and Awareness Tour for Black Women Continues in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, January 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. The Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) launched a six-city Spirit of Health: Diabetes Health and Awareness Tour in June 2009 in Washington, D.C. The tour continues in Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, January more»
Published Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We need your help! The Black Women's Health Imperative is urging you to support the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition's (REHDC) resolution that calls for the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities in the health care reform bill. Make the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities a top priority by taking these key steps more»
Published Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Imperative is making news and bringing attention to the urgent health needs and concerns affecting Black women and families. The following are media clippings that cite the Imperative and our work: August 2009 Living Well with Diabetes - August 2009, The Advocate The Black Women's Health Imperative launched its Spirit of Health: Black Women Inspired more»
Published Friday, May 1, 2009
Eighty-seven percent of Black women say late-stage diagnosis is the major factor contributing to poorer outcomes for Black women with breast cancer, according to a survey released today by the Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative). While death rates for most cancers have declined overall, racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer morbidity and more»
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