Black Women Deserve... is a Policy BluePrint for Black Women’s Health in Wisconsin serving as a roadmap and tool to engage and mobilize Black Women and Allies to address our state’s persistent and stagnant racial health disparities impacting Black women, children and families.
Our Policy Blueprint for Black Women’s Health will be a roadmap toward a bold new path that confronts the unacceptable racial inequities and structural inequality that have compromised the well-being of Black women and our families in Wisconsin for far too long. It will mobilize Black women and allies for short-term, tangible gains while advancing a powerful vision for a Wisconsin that is yet to exist--one where Black women and our children and families thrive as the norm, not the exception.
We know that in order to achieve this, we must build Black women’s capacity to lead the change we need, and to collaborate in meaningful ways with partners across many sectors to achieve long-term transformational change.
The Preamble to our policy blueprint, Black Women Deserve..., offers 9 pillars that will shape our statewide engagement, advocacy, and actions. We offer this preamble as a first step in a powerful direction of collaboration towards advocating for sustained investments in the lives of Black Women and our families. We deeply believe that Wisconsin must be the forerunner in advancing health equity; and this next decade is our chance to make a significant breakthrough.
Improving Black Women's Health in Wisconsin: A Preamble to The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness Policy Blueprint
In the spirit, strength, resilience, and perseverance of generations of Black women, mothers, workers, and freedom fighters, past and present, we declare that Black Women Deserve:
Safe & Affordable Healthcare
Safe & Healthy Communities