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The Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) is the place where Black women’s health matters! For more than 25, the Imperative has been a leader in promoting optimum health for Black women across the life span – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Its vision is to develop information, resources and programs that help Black women become informed stewards of their own health and well-bring. Through advocacy, education and leadership development, the Imperative has touched the lives of more than 4.5 million of nation’s 19.5 million Black and girls. Now, this dynamic organization is touching the lives of millions more with Imperative Radio! Imperative Radio is the #1 source of health information for Black women. It’s where Black women can get the facts, talk to experts and receive the answers they need. On the first Wednesday of each month, tune in to First Wednesday: Conversation with Byllye and Ngina. With power, passion and high spirit, Imperative Founder Byllye Y. Avery, along with Ngina Lythcott, host an interactive and informative radio show that will explore love, relationships, sexuality and the spirit. On the third Wednesday of each month, tune in to The Black Women’s Health Report with Eleanor Hinton Hoytt. Hinton Hoytt, president and CEO of the Imperative, is a passionate health advocate with more than 25 years of experience examining health and social justice issues that affect the health outcomes of Black women and girls. With a vast understanding of the health needs of Black women, Hinton Hoytt hosts a radio show dedicated to exploring the latest health issues, news and trends important to Black women. Imperative Radio is being described as a “gift to Black women” who desire empowerment and knowledge!

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The Black Women's Health Report w/ Eleanor Hinton Hoytt

Join us as we commemorate the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by discussing how the uninsured can benefit from the state and federal health insurance marketplace. The health insurance market will change forever... more

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11 a.m. EST. on Black Women's Health Report with Eleanor Hinton Hoytt Medicaid is major provider of health coverage for uninsured Black families and a lifeline for those who have serious, acute health... more

Do 4 out of 5 Black women really want to be obese? According to a recently published opinion/editorial in the New York Times by Writer Alice Randall, the answer may be yes. Alice Randall and Dr. Sharon Ottey will join Byllye and... more

The Black Maternal Health Crisis Why is Pregnancy so Dangerous for Black Women? Special Guests: Franklyn Geary Jr., MD, FACOG Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine Nan... more

On Wednesday, April 18, at 3 p.m. EST, Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, will join Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, president and CEO of the Imperative, to discuss the war on women and what... more

Remembering Toni Cade Bambara Social and Political Activist ? Feminist ? Author ? Filmmaker ? Professor 1939 - 1995 "Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names... more

On March 23, 2010, the historic healthcare bill, thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), was signed into law by the 44th President of the United States - Barack Obama. Since the ACA's signing: Over 5.5 million... more

When the Black Women's Health Imperative published its groundbreaking book, Health First! The Black Woman's Guide to Wellness, one of the most appalling revelations found was: "[In] senior or mature adulthood, sex doesn't necessarily... more

What Will It Take for Black Women to be Healthy in America? Special Guests: Hilary Beard Co-author of Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guideand Award-winning Health Journalist Dr. Andrea Sullivan One of the Nation's... more

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