Online Program

IndexUS: Findings for the Future of Black Women

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Since the 1985 Heckler Report on Black and Minority Health, the gap in health outcomes between whites and minorities has widened. It is important to understand the policies that contributed to the widening gap in health outcomes between white women and women of color and between the wealthy and the poor. Addressing health inequalities that exist among Black women and women of color requires innovation, non-traditional partnerships and a change in the way we invest in program and policy efforts. This panel will present the findings of IndexUS, the first ever index of Black women’s health based on the Black Women’s Health Study along with an innovative funding model. Profiles of healthy black women will be discussed along with strategies for State and National program and policy implementation.
Session Objectives: Describe what the US would look like if health equity were achieved. Identify specific policies that can reduce inequalities in health the gap between Black women and women of color. Identify effective public-private partnerships required for health promoting policies at the State and National level.


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