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“The CABWHP Salute Women Who Dared: Our Legacy & Our Future”
By Wendy Gladney Dean
Published March 31, 2016

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To close our Women’s History Month, Sonya Young Aadam, CEO of the California Black Women Health Project (CABWHP) is holding a breakfast on Thursday, March 31st at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate women you dared and care about uplifting our legacy and future. Community Advocate and Radio Personality, Dominique DiPrima, Jackie B. Majors, CEO Crystal Stairs, and D’Ann Morris, Community Health Activist and Change Maker will be this year’s honorees.

 

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The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and is an affiliate of the National Black Women’s Health Imperative based in Washington DC. Their focus is on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for their health and to advocate for changes in policies that adversely affect Black women’s health status. Their statewide efforts embrace numerous issues, including health promotion and advocacy, which 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.

 

CABWHP is the only 501(c) 3 non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the health of California’s Black women and girls through education, policy, outreach and advocacy. They are committed to advocating for policies and practices that promote and improve physical, spiritual, mental and emotional well-being. They believe a healthier future is possible when women are empowered to make choices in an environment where equal access and health justice are community priorities.

 

This year’s breakfast marks the 21st Anniversary of honoring women who understand the importance of educating the community regarding personal health care and wellbeing. Each of this year’s honorees use their voices and lend their time, talent and expertise to making a difference. It is incumbent upon each of us to care enough about our own health to take action today. As women, mothers, daughters, sisters and caretakers we must also stress to those in our lives that tomorrow isn’t promised and good health has to start today one step at a time. Even if it means taking little steps. We can begin to cut back even just a little on the unhealthy foods we eat. We can begin taking walks around our neighborhoods and making sure we get regular checkups. Each one reach one.

 

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The California Black Women’s Health Project will use the proceeds from this event to work on achieving health equity for Black women and girls, and to expand their Advocate Training Program, which is an innovative program that trains Black women to be health policy advocates and activists.

 

According to the Office of Women’s Health, African-Americans have the most, and many times the largest, differences in health risks when compared to other minority groups. African-Americans often have more diseases, disabilities, and early deaths as well. African-American women often have problems that are chronic, which means they last a long time, and sometimes forever. Many of these illnesses can be prevented, but lack of health care plays a large part in some of these problems. African-American women are less likely to receive health care, but today there are facilities, hospitals and clinics that serve as safety-net operations to help everyone. So there’s no reason not to get checked! Start today.

 

Healing Without Hate: It’s a choice. It’s a lifestyle. Pass it on!

 

Visit www.WendyEnterprises.com and www.forgivingforliving.org. Wendy is a coach, consultant and speaker. You may email her at [email protected]. Wendy is featured on Radio Free 102.3 KJLH on Front Page with Dominique DiPrima Thursday Mornings @ 4:30am.

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