Why We Do It

Why We Do It

If we lived in a society where health equity was a reality, here’s what we know about Black women:


There would be 2,400 fewer deaths due to breast cancer each year

Infant mortality rates would drop by
35 %

The average life expectancy would rise from

78 years to 82 years - exceeding that of white women

High school and college graduation rates would increase by

50 % and 25 %, respectively


The poverty rate for Black women and their families would be cut in half

The net impact to the U.S. economy would be $250-$300 billion

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