Black Women’s Health Coalition

The Black Women’s Health Coalition is about the health, wellness, and wellbeing of Black women. We will meet monthly at Corinthian Baptist Church in the lower level at 12:00 pm on the third Saturday of every other month beginning February 2024. Health, medical, and mental health assessments are given each time to measure progress and for participants to share with health providers. During our Sister Huddle time, we engage in low-impact physical activity, enjoy a healthy lunch, and learn about health disparities that uniquely affect Black women. We provide resources and incentives for participants.

Black Women Coalition
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The Black Women’s Health Coalition is, powered by Black Women 4 Healthy Living and is made possible by a grant from United Way. The Coalition also has had a host of health and community partners to include:

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Red Cross
  • AmeriGroup
  • Des Moines University
  • Drake University
  • Grand View University
  • Humana
  • IDPH
  • John Stoddard
  • Mercy One
  • Microsoft
  • Unity Point
  • United Way
February 17th – Heart Health/Black Health
April 20th – Maternal Health/Kidney Health
July 20th – Preventive Care/Gynecological Health
October 19th – Breast Cancer Awareness and Gynecological Cancers
November 16th – Meet our Partners and Supporters

Wellness Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, we share wellness or wellbeing topics unique to Black women and families on our Facebook page and LinkedIn.

Blood Drives

We have a Board member on the Red Cross regional board; in this capacity, we can help bridge the gap between the Black Community and blood donation. This relationship empowers us to hold several blood drives to encourage diversity among Blood donors. Our focus is to educate the Black community on becoming blood donors and address the Sickle Cell disease in our community. Sickle Cell affects 75% of African Americans, and blood from Black donors adequately treats the Sickle Cell disease.

Juneteenth Tea

Juneteenth Tea

Our annual Juneteenth Tea is in June, and we partner with Iowa Juneteenth. We invite women from the community to celebrate freedom and address the wellbeing of Black women.

Women Retreat

Women’s Retreat

Our annual Women’s Retreat is in September at Hidden Acres Christian Center, A place set apart for you. This retreat is a Hidden Acres event that we take a group of women to each year. It is a weekend away for coffee, Jesus, and fun.

Pretty in Pink Walk

Pretty in Pink Walk

Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk is in October. We focus on the effects of breast cancer in Black women. We invite Dr. Susan Beck, who specializes in General Surgery at MercyOne Katzmann Breast Center, to educate us on breast cancer and how it affects Black women. We invite a local Black woman survivor to inform us and share her story, followed by a group walk of solidarity.