Black Women's Health Initiative's (BWHI) national conference will be held June 19 - 21, 2008 in Washington, D.C. 

The Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America 's 19.5 million Black women and girls through advocacy, community health and wellness education and leadership development. Founded as the National Black Women's Health Project in 1983 by health activist and McArthur genius Byllye Y. Avery, the Imperative promotes optimal health for African American women across their lifespan - physically, mentally and spiritually.

For the Imperative, health is not merely the absence of illness, but the active promotion of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellness of this and future generations. Since our beginning in Atlanta , Ga. , when we led the fight for a broader and more responsible reproductive health and rights agenda for women of color, we have become the leading force for the elimination of racial and gender-related health disparities for African American women.

Valerie L. Rochester
Director of Programs
Black Women’s Health Imperative

Denise Espie
Director of Marketing and Membership
Black Women’s Health Imperative

To learn more about their 25th anniversary conference celebration go to: 

To learn more about and submit abstracts; go to:

Come and learn more about this organization and how we may collaborate in mutual support of our work. We will dialogue on black women's health.

Monday, March 24, 2008
9:00 to 10:30p EST
Call-in 1.906.481.2020, code 287245

"Adanna" Gloria, Principal Facilitator
Restoration Teleconference