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

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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