Black Women's Health Imperative CEO Linda Goler Blount on health equity and reproductive justice

Published Oct 12 2021 at 3:50 AM GMT
  • You may never have heard of President and CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) Linda Goler Blount, but for over 25 years, she's been doing the arduous and yet vital work of assuring that Black women achieve health equity and reproductive justice.
  • Sometimes working behind the scenes securing funding, and other times in front of the cameras or on Capitol Hill fighting what can feel like a Sisyphean feat to move her organization forward in its mission.
  • Blount is resolute in her battle against two of the greatest risk factors to the health of Black women are racism and gender discrimination.
  • UP: What are some of the biggest challenges facing Black women today -- vaccine hesitancy, preventative health, maternal mortality, diet, stress" etc' LB: Stress is the number one health issue for Black women.
  • Obesity-related syndromes such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease have their roots in stress -- and microaggressions trigger stress.



  • Published Oct 12, 2021 3:50 AM GMT