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BLACK AND HISPANIC WOMEN ARE NOT RECEIVING THE CARE THEY DESERVE. LET’S CHANGE THAT.

BLACK AND HISPANIC WOMEN ARE NOT RECEIVING THE CARE THEY DESERVE. LET’S CHANGE THAT.

    No one can do it alone. So, we’ve partnered with other forward-thinking organizations to drive change that will impact women’s lives and society for generations to come.

    Our Coalition

    Inequality

    harms women

    Black women in the U.S. not only are two times more likely to die from cervical cancer than white women, but they are more likely to die from their cervical disease than any other racial or ethnic group.3

    Hispanic women are 40% more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 30% more likely to die from cervical cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white women.1

    The breast cancer death rate is

    40% higher

    in Black women.2

     

    Inequality

    harms women

    We need to

    KNOW MORE

    so we can do more.

    We need to

    KNOW MORE

    so we can do more.

    New research shows that despite having a similar breast cancer incidence rate, Black women are almost 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women. We want to change that.4

    Black women experience fibroids up to three times more frequently than other racial groups.5

    Black women have the highest prevalence (18.5%) of uterine fibroids, compared to white women (10.3%).6

    The incident rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is 22% higher than it is for white women and 14% higher for Black women.7

    How we’re driving

    CHANGE

    $20M invested

    in Project Health Equality to date

    Uterine fibroids disproportionately impacts Black women, who often have a larger number of fibroids that occur at a younger age.8

    11 care sites

    supported across the United States

    How we’re driving

    CHANGE

    Make your health a priority

    Learn what to expect at a well woman exam at every stage of a woman’s life.

    Providing Care for Everyone

    We are transforming delivery of day-to-day care, from screenings through treatment, for thousands of underserved women in clinics across the country. 

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    Project Health Equality gains its strength through partnerships, progress through collaboration

    Solving these complex issues will take more than new resources, it will take diversity of thought, insights and imagination. That’s why we’ve joined with proven-effective nonprofit organizations that have the values, vision and expertise to make a meaningful difference for Black and Hispanic women.

     

    Black Women’s Health Imperative

    Black Women’s Health Imperative is the only national organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America's 21 million Black women and girls. We stand with its mission, which is why we’ve worked with BWHI since 1998.

    Donate

    Your donation goes toward improving the health and wellness of Black women and girls.

    Power of S.U.R.E.

    There’s power in knowing. The P.O.W.E.R. of Sure is a campaign that raises awareness of the disparities Black women face for mammography screening.

    Get Involved with BWHI

    There are many ways you can help BWHI reach their goals. Learn how you can make a difference.

    National Alliance for Hispanic Health

    National Alliance for Hispanic Health is a nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Hispanics – work that we are eager to support.

    Become a member

    Help make it possible for NAHH to accomplish their mission.

    Let’s talk health

    Check out these resources and articles to keep you informed on health-related topics.

    RAD-AID

    RAD-AID is a nonprofit organization working to increase and improve radiology in low-resource and medically underserved regions of the world. We have been partnered with RAD-AID since 2000 and we are eager to continue these efforts to increase radiology access in the US for women's health.

    Support global radiology

    Contribute to their efforts to bring radiology to low-resource regions of the world.

    Your skills are valuable

    Their database matches volunteers with outreach teams based on interests and experiences.

    Women's Health

    The areas of breast health, fibroids, and cervical health are issues often overlooked or undertreated for women of color. Our goal is to make medicine and testing accessible for underserved women.

    Breast Health

    We offer life-saving solutions accelerated by cutting edge science for early detection, more certain diagnosis, and accurate, compassionate treatment of breast cancer.

    Fibroid Treatment

    We specialize in minimally invasive treatment options to restore the quality of life for women.

    Cervical Screening

    We offer advanced screening technology and are committed to raising awareness about the importance of routine exams.

    Cervical Cancer Inequality Quiz

    Learn about the cervical cancer gap and how we can reduce this divide.

    Our partnerships

    Our partners are invaluable as we accomplish our goals. Learn more about how they’re collaborating with us.

    Meet our Partners

    What we're up to

    Stay updated on our latest efforts and press about Project Health Equality.

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    We're starting conversations

    When we make waves, others are inspired to follow. Check out some recent newsworthy events and partnerships.

    OWN Your Own Health

    Oprah Winfrey Network and its first-ever health initiative OWN YOUR HEALTH has an exclusive partnership with Project Health Equality.

    CNN

    Listen and learn from five extraordinary women actively fighting for healthcare equality. 

    Videos and Recordings