Healing for the mind, body & soul
California Black Women's Health Project (CABWHP) is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to improving the health of California's 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. We focus on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for our own health and to advocate for changes in policies that negatively affect Black women's health status.
"Starting Within" by Anti-Violence Ventures and California Black Women's Health Project is grounded in an intersectional approach, aiming to cultivate understanding and awareness that can ultimately diminish the prevalence of violence. Our mission is to facilitate more efficient connections to wellness, resources, and recovery services for Black adults, children, families and communities impacted by violence.
During the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Sonya Young Aadam, CEO of California Black Women's Health Project, was honored with this year’s “Unsung Heroes” award. The NAACP and Metamucil presented the “Unsung Heroes” honors to individuals who, like Sonya, make exceptional contributions to society and the success of missions or projects, but who do not receive widespread recognition for their efforts. The sunset on ‘Women’s History Month’ and the sunrise on ‘National Minority Health Month’, presents an opportunity to celebrate Sonya’s nearly 9 years of leadership and dedication to Black women’s health advocacy, health disparities reduction, and better health and wellness for Black communities.
Our Year in Review
On behalf of the Board, staff and volunteer tribe of the California Black Women's Health Project, we thank and appreciate you for your support and donations! Because of YOU, our work to improve the health and wellness of California's Black women, girls and communities is possible. We hope you stay connected with us as we roll out more exciting initiatives and events across the state, and remember to follow us on social media!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Sisters Mentally Mobilized - Advocate Training Program has provided something I have never witnessed before in my life, Black women receiving unwavering love, care and support, unconditionally. The program is very special and I am grateful to be a part of it.
What I loved most about Sisters Mentally Mobilized was having a seat in the circle! We all were welcomed, heard, supported and seen.