We made history!
We published IndexUS: What Healthy Black Women Can Teach Us About Health – the 1st health index based on healthy Black women.
Fun Fact: We held a Faces of Black Women’s Health casting call for women to photograph for IndexUS. We chose 60 women of various ages, shapes, complexions and hair types.
miles traveled promoting Black women’s health
presentations made about why Black women’s health matters
Expanded our programs
and initiatives to 6 new cities
Met with congressional member offices, state policymakers and the White House a total of 27 times
Signed approximately 50 coalition letters and amicus briefs
Awarded 3 Black congresswomen our inaugural Byllye Award for their fearlessness and commitment to Black women and girls
Congreswomen Bonnie Watson Colemen, Yvette Clarke and Robin Kelly are co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls