We energize, mobilize and support Black Women to transform their health and their lives through education, advocacy, support, and powerful partnerships.
“Our primary concern is to keep Black women alive in the face of alarming disparities and to move ourselves and our families from surviving to thriving. To do that starts with confronting where we are and engaging everyone in the solutions. We’re pulling back the curtain so we can chart a new course for Black Women’s health. Join us.”
-Lisa M. Peyton, MSEd, Founder & CEO
The Foundation continues to be a leading voice and advocate for Black Women and families in Dane County and across Wisconsin, ensuring Black Women are shaping the policies, practices, and narratives that most impact their lives. We are committed to raising public awareness, engagement and accountability for advancing Black women’s health and broad health equity through publications and original research as follows:
Black women’s health is in a state of emergency in Wisconsin.DOWNLOAD REPORT
This special report focuses on health disparities between racial groups.DOWNLOAD REPORT
Uncovering solutions to lower the incidence of low birth weight babies born to Black mothers in Dane County.DOWNLOAD REPORT
GoFundMe honored Lisa for her work at its first ever GoFundMe Heroes Celebration in San Francisco. There, she and five other community-nominated Heroes took the stage to spread their inspiring messages and stress the importance of helping others in need.
Improving Black Women's Health in Wisconsin: A Preamble to The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness Policy Blueprint
I realized that what happened to my mother was not the exception, but the norm for far too many women in my family and extended community. Yet, I didn’t hear any alarm bells going off. Black women all around me were dying young in the prime of their lives form largely preventable illnesses, and no one was making a sound about it. We wept, we planned and attended their funerals, and went on with life accepting this as their fate…our fate. At that point, I knew I had to do and say something to change this course. Black Women’s Wellness Day was what I dreamed up as my contribution to saving our lives.MEET OUR TEAM
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One of our most fun events of the year, and a heart-saving afternoon of sisterhood and learning to protect your heart! Prizes, food, and more...Learn More