The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness is building a policy platform by hosting conversations with Black women in Wisconsin to listen to their experiences and needs around health and wellness. Through partnership with LVN, these conversations were recorded and transcribed, and shared in order to advocate for the health and wellbeing of Black women in Wisconsin.
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Highlights from these Conversations
Alia talks about the medical system failing to identify her signs of heart failure and failing to listen to her concerns.
April said there is a misconception in the health care system in Wisconsin and she argued that health care providers are not listening to Black women.
Shaquota talked about how it took her 12 years to figure out that she has fibroids. She said her barrier to wellness in Wisconsin is that healthcare providers are not listening to her.
Foundation for Black Women's Wellness Policy Blueprint Resources
Listening to Black Women: The Critical Step to Eliminating Wisconsin's Black Birth Disparities, article written by Lisa Peyton-Caire, MSEd; Alia Stevenson, MS for the Wisconsin Medical Journal.