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Black Women's Health Imperative Welcomes New Law Students for Reproductive Justice Fellow

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
by Rae Oglesby


The Black Women's Health Imperative will welcome a new Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) Fellow this summer. Stephanie Croney, a 2016 graduate of Howard University School of Law, will join the Imperative in late August.

The LSRJ Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP) is a policy-focused fellowship designed to create entry points into the reproductive health, rights, and justice fields and to enhance legal and advocacy capacity at organizations working to advance reproductive justice for all people.

RJ Fellows gain hands-on policy advocacy experience and work on cutting edge reproductive health, rights, justice issues, particularly as they affect people of color and other marginalized communities. 

"As a reproductive justice fellow for the Imperative, I seek to gain a well-rounded understanding of healthcare law and the policies that are a driving force behind how we treat and address the health issues of Black women," said Croney. "This position allows me to work on the front lines to increase health and quality of life for Black women."

Croney will be with the Imperative as a fellow for one year.



About the Black Women’s Health Imperative
The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the only national organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the nation’s 21 million Black women and girls — physically, emotionally and financially.  We identify the most pressing health issues and invest in the best of the best strategies, partners and organizations that share our goal: ensuring Black women live longer, healthier, more prosperous lives.