The Black Women's Health Alliance, the new name of the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project, was established by 100 Philadelphia women who attended the First National Conference on Black Women's Health Issues in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983. The ladies recognized that the "voices" of African-American women were largely unheard in the Philadelphia health community and mobilized their efforts to establish the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project as the "voice." In 2004, the name of the Philadelphia Black Women's Health Project was changed to "Black Women's Health Alliance." The Black Women's Health Alliance continues the legacy as the "voice" of African-American women in the Philadelphia health community.
To be the premier advocacy, health education and training organization that serves the health interest of African-American and other women of color and their families, while promoting and supporting their interest, education and training in the health professions to further reduce health disparities.
VALUE BASED PRINCIPLES
- Principle I: Diverse and Inclusive
- Principle II: Empowering and Self-Sustaining Approaches
- Principle III: Ethically and Morally Guided
- Principle IV: Excellence beyond Expectations
- Principle V: Responsive to Present and Emerging Needs
- Principle VI: Relentless Resolve to Realize the Elimination and/or Reduction of Health Disparities among Women of Color and their Families