Help Keep Our Community Healthy by Spreading Information About Diabetes and Its Risks
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by BWHI Staff
2M ago
In the United States, National Diabetes Month began in November. What a fitting way to kick off the holiday season by bringing attention to the importance of prevention, building a community committed to healthier lifestyles, and encouraging others to do the same. Our mission at Black Women’s Health Imperative is to educate and equip our community with the tools they need to manage diabetes, including recognizing the symptoms, avoiding complications, and living a healthy lifestyle.    The Basics of Diabetes: Diabetes, particularly Type 2, disproportionately impacts our community. It ..read more
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Empowering the Fight: BWHI Supports 5 Breast Cancer Non-Profits
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by BWHI Staff
4M ago
Big news! For four decades, The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has championed the causes crucial to the health equity of our community. Now, we’re unveiling our strategies. Our BWHI Change Agency is backing fierce nonprofits in their battle against the menace of Triple Negative Breast Cancer in Black Women. So, what’s the deal? You see, some amazing nonprofits out there are doing groundbreaking work but could always use more resources. Enter: BWHI’s Triple Negative Breast Cancer Capacity Building Intensive. We’re talking mentorships, seminars, and a whole lot of strategic magic to get ..read more
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Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Dr. Barbara J. Brown as New Board President
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by BWHI Staff
4M ago
Washington, D.C. — October 2023 — The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls, is proud to announce the appointment of Barbara J. Brown, PhD, as its new Board President, effective October 14th, 2023. Dr. Brown succeeds the esteemed Dr. Angela Marshall, who has served with unwavering dedication for 6 years. Dr. Barbara J. Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated over 30 years to improving the mental health of individuals, families, and communities through direct servic ..read more
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Imperative Insights: What is Your Child’s Drinking Water? Lead in Georgia’s Water Yoko Allen, Senior Manager & Policy Analyst, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
4M ago
Background Lead (widely used for car batteries, pigments, ammunition, cable sheathing, lead crystal glass and radiation protection) is a potent neurotoxin that accumulates in the body over time and has been linked to several serious health conditions. The risk of exposure is greatest in children. Studies have found that heavy metal impedes nervous system development, triggers learning disabilities, impairs hearing and reduces the function of blood cells.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no safe level of lead exposure. In children, lead exposure causes reduced IQ, poorer ..read more
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Imperative Insights: What is Your Child’s Drinking Water? Lead in Georgia’s Water Yoko Allen, Senior Manager & Policy Analyst, Black Women’s Health Imperative
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
Background Lead (widely used for car batteries, pigments, ammunition, cable sheathing, lead crystal glass and radiation protection) is a potent neurotoxin that accumulates in the body over time and has been linked to several serious health conditions. The risk of exposure is greatest in children. Studies have found that heavy metal impedes nervous system development, triggers learning disabilities, impairs hearing and reduces the function of blood cells.1 According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no safe level of lead exposure. In children, lead exposure causes reduced IQ, poorer ..read more
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Nine Concrete Steps For Building A Self-Funding Nonprofit Model
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
While running a nonprofit organization is rewarding in many ways, funding one for the long term can be a serious challenge. One goal for every nonprofit business owner is to build a self-funding nonprofit business to keep operations running without borrowing from lenders or putting in personal funds. However, reaching this goal is often easier said than done. With some strategic planning and by following a series of specific, concrete steps, it is possible to build a self-funding nonprofit model. Here, nine members of Forbes Nonprofit Council share the most effective steps that other nonprofit ..read more
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Steps To Improve Employee Well-Being By Dismantling Structural Racism In The Workplace
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
Employee well-being is intrinsically tied to workplace performance and engagement. Leading employers recognize that the health and wellness of their workforce can impact success and business outcomes, which has contributed to the proliferation of workplace wellness programs. Amid the “Great Resignation,” there has arguably never been a more important time for employers to dial in on the well-being of their employees and ensure the necessary tools are in place to set them up for success. Unfortunately, companies are missing the mark across the board when it comes to the well-being of their empl ..read more
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How To Keep Board Members Inspired And Motivated
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
A board of directors can offer a nonprofit additional support that helps sustain the organization. To make the most of that support, nonprofit leaders must determine the most optimal way to keep board members engaged, interested and actively involved. Unfortunately, motivations can change over time and it’s not always easy knowing how to continually drive the board members’ interest in the affairs of the nonprofit. To help, the members of Forbes Nonprofit Council offer recommendations on the best methods for keeping board members excited and motivated to stay involved in the organization. Read ..read more
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12 Strategies To Reduce Employee And Volunteer Turnover At Your Nonprofit
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
Employees and volunteers are the lifeblood that keep the mission of a nonprofit organization moving forward. That’s why maintaining the existing workforce and taking steps to even increase retention rates can positively impact the effectiveness of a nonprofit’s work in a community. High turnover is one clear sign that something is going wrong in an organization, but leaders can take action to learn more about organizational issues and mitigate them. Below, 12 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council share effective strategies for nonprofit leaders dealing with a high rate of employee and volunteer ..read more
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13 Essential Characteristics Needed In Today’s Nonprofit Leaders
Black Women's Health Imperative Blog
by kaesha
6M ago
Great leaders tend to have certain traits that contribute to their success. In nonprofit organizations, staff members and volunteers rely on these leaders to set guidelines, take risks and drive initiatives that move the organizations toward furthering their missions. While many leaders today aren’t strangers to dealing with challenges, the last few years have brought widespread changes both within and outside of the nonprofit industry. If leaders aren’t actively working on their soft skills, it’s now the time to start thinking about what qualities will aid them going forward. To help narrow d ..read more
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