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National Black Women's Health Project, (DBA Black Women's Health Imperative)

aka Black Women's Health Imperative   |   Washington, DC   |  bwhi.org

Mission

The Black Women's Health Imperative is the only national organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our nation's 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially.

MISSION
Advancing health equity and social justice for Black women, across the lifespan, through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.

VISION
All Black women will enjoy optimal health in a society that promotes health equity and social justice.

BOLD GOAL
To increase the number of healthy Black women in the U.S. from 9.5 million to 12.5 million by 2020.

Ruling year info

1984

President &CEO

Linda Goler Blount MPH

Main address

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Suite 2059

Washington, DC 20003 USA

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EIN

58-1557556

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life.

CDC recognized, culturally tailored pre-diabetes programs for men and women.
Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. (CYL2) a program powered by the Black Women’s Health Imperative has helped people not only shed pounds but also avoid prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic conditions. Let’s all spread the message about prediabetes and encourage your family and friends to take the Risk Test!

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

My Sister’s Keeper (MSK) is our advocacy and leadership-building initiative for women on Historically Black College and University (HBCU) campuses. There’s strength in the united voices of women across the HBCU campus network. MSK encourages every woman on campus to get involved, get informed and use her voice as her sister’s keeper and strongest advocate. Through MSK, collegiate women will support each other in making healthy choices, protect one another from intimate partner violence and serve as advocacy leaders on campus and in the community.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

HIV Prevenion

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

The Black Women’s Health Imperative Fair Work Initiative™ (BWHI FWI) is a quantifiable solution, and sustainable investment that progressive organizations can implement in order to reap the benefits of a fair workplace for all. The BWHI FWI™ is here to help your organization every step of the way as it becomes equipped at measuring and maintaining fairness in the workplace for many years to come.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Financials

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National Black Women's Health Project, (DBA Black Women's Health Imperative)

Board of directors
as of 11/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Angela Marshall

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No