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Black Women's Health Imperative is An Inaugural Member of Coalition for Women's Health Equity with National Women's, Health and Faith Organizations

Published Thursday, April 14, 2016

Today, the Black Women's Health Imperative joined with 14 other national women’s, health, and faith organizations to launch the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity.  The Coalition will work to address inequities in quality of care, funding and support, and gaps in women’s health awareness.

"The inequities in women's healthcare can only be eliminated if women work together to demand - and create - change. We are honored to be among the inaugural members of this coalition and look forward to working with these committed and dynamic organizations to improve the lives of women across the country," said Linda Goler Blount, President and CEO, Black Women's Health Imperative.

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., has convened this coalition in response to pervasive gender disparities throughout the healthcare system, with the mission to create a well-coordinated and unified force to advocate for women’s health equity—from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure. Coalition members represent a wide variety of the nation’s most prominent organizations including those working towards female empowerment, equitable healthcare access, civil rights, and more. Membership in the Coalition is open and will continue to grow. 

“I am thrilled to partner with such influential organizations that have long-standing reputations of expertise and service in women’s issues. By engaging in direct advocacy, grassroots mobilization and the sharing of resources, the Coalition will make a lasting and powerful difference for women’s health equity.” said Ellen Hershkin, Hadassah National President.  Read the full press release

The inaugural members of the Coalition include: American Association of University Women; American Heart Association; Black Women’s Health Imperative; Breast Cancer Fund; Institute for Women's Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine; Jewish Women International; National Council of Jewish Women; National Organization for Women; National Partnership for Women & Families; National Women’s Political Caucus; Society for Women’s Health Research; Vision 2020; WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. 

Learn more about the Coalition at hadassah.org/womenshealthequity.