California Black Women's Health Project
Founded in 1994, the California Black Women's Health Project (CABWHP) focuses on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for our own health and to advocate for changes in policies that adversely affect Black women's health status. Our statewide efforts embrace numerous issues, including health promotion and disease organization began in partnership with the UCLA Self-Help Center to provide self-help health education resources and policy advocacy for Black women across the state.
The California Black Women's Health Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of the National Black Women's Health Project based in Washington, DC was established in 1994.
EMPHASIZING individual responsibility and interpersonal support, we seek to improve the health of Black women and girls using a proactive approach.
BECAUSE Black women influence the family and community standards that impact and improve health, our organization encourages active, daily, health-affirming thoughts and behaviors. We also seek to educate policy makers about conditions that affect our health.
WORKING in partnership with health care providers, health advocates, and community-based organizations, we believe a healthier future for Black women and girls in California is possible.