number of pounds women – and men – lost through our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life program
Protected screening mammograms for 1.4 million Black women by fighting to keep the screening age at 40, saving thousands of lives.
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
NEW Historically Black Colleges and Universities joined our My Sister’s Keeper program
of MSK members say they know more about sexual health as a result of the program
JOINED OR FORMED
first ever campaign to educate
about PrEP as a way to
prevent HIV infection.
The awareness campaign reached
more than 1.3 million people.
in HIV Prevention
in reproductive justice, breast cancer and policy
to create sustainable lifestyle change and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions
in donations & contributions
growth from last year
And our administrative costs are lower than the national average for nonprofits
5 People joined our team
(including 1 man!)
Grew our Board by 60%
for helping Black women
live longer, healthier lives!
Special thanks to our funders. We couldn’t do our work without you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention