It’s not just Breast Cancer. Due to medical racism and a history of racial discrimination, African Americans experience more illness, worse outcomes, and premature death compared to whites. We present these facts not to provide fear but to move forward in faith as we collectively educate ourselves and our communities.
Black Women's Health Study
Black women have higher rates of many illnesses, such as hypertension, breast cancer at young ages, diabetes, stroke, and lupus. There needs to be a better understanding of the causes of these illnesses and determinants of good health. Since 1995, the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) has recognized that need and has continued working to answer these questions.