An anti-racist approach to clinical care is critical to advancing racial health equity for Black women. We are partners in implementing this approach in healthcare institutions across the United States. This white paper provides recommendations at the individual, interpersonal, community, and organizational levels to dismantle and eliminate racism in healthcare and clinical practice.
The Black Women’s Learning Institute (BWLI) is dedicated to promoting health equity for Black women across the lifespan. We focus on serving Black women across the United States, prioritizing the southern states with culturally-relevant, evidence-based public health education programs empowering people at the individual, community, interpersonal, and systems levels to improve mechanisms for prevention, treatment and care, ultimately improving health outcomes for all.
At BWLI, we believe that education, advocacy, and innovation are vital to promoting health equity and reducing health disparities among Black women. Our programs are rooted in community building and activism. We work closely with community members, healthcare providers, and organizations at the local, state, and federal levels to advocate for policies and programs that promote health equity and reduce health disparities for Black women.
Did you know that Black women experience disproportionate health disparities compared to other racial and ethnic groups? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black women make up 13% of the female population, but account for 58% of new HIV diagnoses among women. CDC also reports Black women as more likely to die from breast cancer, cervical cancer, and pregnancy-related complications. Oftentimes, the stories of Black women’s health and wellness go unheard or are silenced. At BWLI, we are dedicated to amplifying Black women’s voices, stories, and health experiences to create sustainable, systemic change.
Black Women’s Learning Institute (BWLI) is a national institute at NDRI-USA, Inc., a not-for-profit research and development organization that provides high-impact actionable solutions to pressing public health problems. BWLI and NDRI-USA Inc. share a goal of building community and health practitioner relationships to bridge the gap between research and practice in public health.
At BWLI, we are committed to promoting the physical health and mental well-being of Black women across the United States. We envision a world where Black women have equitable access to public health education, and where their health and wellness needs are prioritized and celebrated at individual, interpersonal, community, and policy levels.