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In 2023, Black Women are Still Dying from Childbirth

Despite the increasing, albeit minimal, advances in maternal health support and services, Black maternal mortality continues to rise; with the COVID-19 pandemic being a major factor in the increase.

The CDC’S recently released report highlights the need for action toward what we have been championing for decades: equitable access to healthcare and safe birthing outcomes for Black women and birthing people. 

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Women's History Month Digital Campaign

In honor of Women's History Month 2023, we spotlighted some of the incredible Black women who are making significant contributions to and advances in health, science and social justice.​

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CABWHP CEO honored during the NAACP Image Awards

During the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Sonya Young Aadam, CEO of California Black Women's Health Project, was honored with this year’s “Unsung Heroes” award. The NAACP and Metamucil presented the “Unsung Heroes” honors to individuals who, like Sonya, make exceptional contributions to society and the success of missions or projects, but who do not receive widespread recognition for their efforts. The sunset on ‘Women’s History Month’ and the sunrise on ‘National Minority Health Month’, presents an opportunity to celebrate Sonya’s nearly 9 years of leadership and dedication to Black women’s health advocacy, health disparities reduction, and better health and wellness for Black communities.

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A look at what's ahead

Black Women Speak: RECOVERY

Cupcakes & Courageous Conversations

OAKLAND - Community Listening Session

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 10am - 1pm

RSVP today!

Women Who Dared: A Time to Care Affair

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Inglewood, CA

The "Women Who Dared" celebration honors exceptional Black women who dare to make a difference and uplift wellness in the lives of Black women, girls, families, and communities. 

Honorees for the 2023 “Women Who Dared: A Time to Care Affair” include the California Black Women’s Collective and Denise Pines, MBA, with Women in the Room Productions. Other dynamic honorees will be announced soon.

Join us in celebrating "Women Who Dared" on

Tue, May 23rd at The Miracle Theater in Inglewood.

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Livestream: Protecting Black Children's Health

Through Community-led Healing

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 12 PM

The Children's Partnership led a collaboration including CABWHP and CA Black Health Network, to release A Child is A Child, a new fact sheet that centers Black children and youth in California.

This snapshot highlights the health outcomes of Black children in CA, as well as systemic inequities and challenges they face across a range of issues that impact their success and healthy development.

Review the NEW fact sheet:

And join us for a Livestream discussion on Wednesday, 4/12/23, at 12PM PT that will:

  • center the beauty & depth of Black children in California
  • explore data on Black children’s health and 
  • honor Black Maternal Health Week 2023 (4/11-4/17)

Register today!

Our Joy - Black Maternal Health Week Celebration

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | Fontana, CA

Join us for a Black Maternal Health Week Celebration, in partnership with the Sankofa Birthworkers Collective. It's a community affair, with FREE food, child-friendly activities, giveaways, music and more! Get ready to meet local birthworkers, enjoy live music, eat and make memories.

Reserve your spot!

Sisters Mentally Mobilized - Advocate Training Program is returning to Sacramento!

Sacramento Sisters! Do you have the passion to advocate for Black women and girls in California? Do you want to lead mental health mobilizations? 

Learn more and submit your interest form today!

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For Our Rights, Wellness, Advocacy, Resources & Descendants

Through our newly launched movement, The Giving F.O.R.W.A.R.D. Collective, we are honoring our past, present, and future of advocating for policies and practices that promote and improve the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of the 1.2 million Black women and girls in California.

With your help we can support the health and wellness of Black women, girls, families and communities.

Stay aware this April.

Don't miss our upcoming digital awareness campaigns by connecting with us on social media!

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This month, we'll be spotlighting Counseling Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, Public Health Awareness Week,(April 3rd-9th) and Black Maternal Health Week (April 11th-17th).

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