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

      Black Women's Health Imperative
      RAD-AID
      National Alliance for Hispanic Health
      Promise Fund

      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

       

      $20M

      invested in Project Health Equality

      We need to

      KNOW MORE

      so we can do more.

      We need to

      KNOW MORE

      so we can do more.

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

      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

      Make your health a priority

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

      Bringing care to women across the country

      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.

      P.O.W.E.R. of Sure

      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.

      Promise Fund

      The Promise Fund of Florida aims to close gaps in access to healthcare and reduce late-stage breast and cervical cancer deaths. We share their mission to improve the quality of life for men and women of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

      Interested in volunteering?

      Help expand impact in the community.

      Support our Mission

      Any gift, large or small, will help save lives throughout Palm Beach County.

      Advocacy and Support Programs

      Explore patient navigator programs, advocacy efforts and community awareness initiatives.

      College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation

      The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation’s See, Test & Treat® is a pathologist-led, free cancer screening and health education program that brings the power of diagnostic medicine to underinsured and under-resourced populations with the goals of addressing health disparities, empowering prevention, and connecting communities to a medical home. 

      Learn more about See, Test & Treat

      Discover more about our free cancer screening and health education program.

      Support this lifesaving program

      The CAP Foundation welcomes contributions of any amount to support the programs we offer.

      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.

      Your Health is Your Wealth

      Learn why your routine wellness exam is the best investment you can make in your health.

      About Hologic

      Learn about the purpose, passion and promise that drives Hologic's innovations in the areas of women's health around the world.

      The Global Women's Health Index

      Through our partnership with the Gallup World Poll, women’s health is being studied on a global scale.

      We're starting conversations

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

      CNN

      Listen and learn from five extraordinary women actively fighting for healthcare equality as they describe their health care journeys in their own voice.

        1. HHS Office of Minority Health; Cancer and Hispanic Americans

        2. CDC; Breast Cancer Rates Among Black Women and White Women

        3. https://www.contemporaryobgyn.net/view/addressing-the-cervical-cancer-screening-disparities-gap

        4. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6540a1.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcancer%2Fdcpc%2Fresearch%2Farticles%2Fbreast_cancer_rates_women.htm

        5. Wise LA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Epidemiology of Uterine Fibroids: From Menarche to Menopause. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. Mar 2016;59(1):2-24.).

        6. Yu O, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;219: 591.e1-8. 7. https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=61 8. Wise LA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;59(1):2-24.

        7. https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=61 8. Wise LA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;59(1):2-24.