& UTERINE FIBROIDS
THE TAKE HOME GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE!
In an effort to support African American women with uterine fibroids, The Center for Black Health & Equity (The Center) created a culturally appropriate outreach initiative to address knowledge gaps around uterine fibroids, medical mistrust and bias, access to healthcare and healthy behaviors. The Center for Black Health & Equity partners with women-led organizations including No More Secrets: Mind, Body, Spirit, LLC to host virtual events focused on authentic conversations about Black women’s experience with uterine fibroids.
Many women with undiagnosed or newly diagnosed conditions such as uterine fibroids suffer alone. They are unsure of the best questions to ask and often feel there is no one to turn to. For women who do find appropriate providers, they often report feelings of frustration, distrust and difficulty processing clinical information. This can be an overwhelming experience as many women try to understand and cope with what is happening to their bodies.
In an effort to support African American women with uterine fibroids, The Center for Black Health & Equity has created a culturally appropriate outreach initiative to address knowledge gaps in uterine fibroid care, medical mistrust, and access to traditional and holistic healthcare. S.I.P. (solutions in practice) & Share virtual event series held in partnership with women-led organizations including No More Secrets: Mind, Body, Spirit, Inc. These events highlight practical solutions for uterine care. Most importantly, the conversation series feature authentic conversations about Black women’s experiences with uterine fibroids.
The primary aims of the initiative explain:
The importance of advocacy and confronting implicit bias and structural racism when seeking treatment for uterine fibroids
The basics of understanding available treatment options and food substitutions to address the symptoms and size of uterine fibroids.
Major takeaways from the series have been included in this take-home guide.
The Center for Black Health & Equity works to promote strategies to increase healthcare access and trust among women living with or affected by uterine fibroids. Our work is rooted in community engagement, and we specialize in bringing new voices to the table as we strive toward health equity. We hope this guide continues the conversation among Black women and the people in our circles of support.
The Center is happy to partner with organizations that share our commitment to the pursuit of health justice for people of African descent. As we journey further into this work, we hope this guide continues the conversation among Black women and the people in our circles of support. We hope to stay connected as we grow through the journey.
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