Sarah Ford | September 23, 2013

Featured Charity: The Black Women’s Health Imperative

It’s imperative that we move beyond documenting the enormous health disparities that exist for Black women, and focus our efforts on actionable steps to eliminate them. That’s what the Imperative is making happen.

Black Women's Health ImperativeThe Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) is the only national organization advancing the health and wellness of our nation’s Black women and girls.

The Imperative works to eliminate racial and gender-based health inequities and deepen Black women’s resolve in becoming informed decision makers to achieve optimum health and wellness through:

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, our mission remains the same: Advance health equity and social justice for Black women across the lifespan.

Why Giving to the Imperative is So Important

The Black Women’s Health Imperative has impacted and changed the lives of millions of Black women across the nation for the past 30 years. We have also had a profound impact on social justice policies and practices that affect healthcare services and the status of Black women. With a network of more than 50, 000 individual members and partner organizations, we remain the change agents on the ground, in the halls of Congress and in communities that need us most. Your donation ensures the Imperative can continue to advocate for preventive services, policies, and interventions that place priority on the needs and health of poor women and women of color.

Workplace giving is the most important part of our unrestricted funding that helps the Imperative carry out its mission and commitment to improve the lives of Black women and their families. Companies of all sizes can establish Workplace Giving programs for employees and enhance that giving through an employer Matching Gift program. For more information contact your Human Resources or Charitable Giving Department to learn more about how your company can setup a Workplace Giving or Matching Donation campaign. If you are a Federal employee, be sure to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and support the Imperative by pledging your support to CFC#11148.  To learn more about donating to the Imperative, click here.

Upcoming Event:

Connect with the Black Women’s Health Imperative Online!

Web Site:


Get Resources and Insights Straight To Your Inbox

Explore More Articles

Women’s Health Month

April 8, 2024

May is Women’s Health Month, a time when we focus on the importance of taking care of ourselves and our health. This month is an…

Read Article

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

April 8, 2024

May 10 marks the celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a time to honor and recognize the immense contributions made by military spouses in supporting…

Read Article

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

April 8, 2024

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. In addition to the skin, melanoma may also occur in mucous membranes – thin, moist layers of tissue that cover surfaces…

Read Article

Get Resources and Insights Straight To Your Inbox

Receive our monthly/bi-monthly newsletter filled with information about causes, nonprofit impact, and topics important for corporate social responsibility and employee engagement professionals, including disaster response, workplace giving, matching gifts, employee assistance funds, volunteering, scholarship award program management, grantmaking, and other philanthropic initiatives.