The California Black Women's Health Project ("CABWHP") is an affiliate of the Black Women's Health Imperative (formerly the National Black Women's Health Project) based in Washington, D.C. We were established in 1994 to empower Black women to take personal responsibility for their own health and to advocate for changes in policies that adversely affect the health status of Black women.
- Following a National Black Women's Health Project (NBWHP) annual conference in 1992, a group of engergized Los Angeles-based women formed a Southern California Chapter led by Frances Jemmott.
- Within a few short years "The Well" was formed; a women's self help resource center offering a blend of health resources and wellness activities on the first floor of a low income housing complex in South Central, Los Angeles. More than 6,000 women benefitted from the Well.
To date, CABWHP has proudly:
- hosted over a dozen annual policy conferences in Sacramento
- graduated over 250 women as part of the Advocate Training Program
- convened a series of 15 townhall meetings
- served on, and currently serves on several boards, commissions, and coalitions to raise the voices of Black women.