three women paintingBlack women are more likely to develop certain health problems than white women. Until the 1990’s, most of the studies of women’s health included only small numbers of Black women or none at all. Improving the health of Black women required more knowledge of the causes of these health problems and also more knowledge about how women stay healthy. More knowledge meant more research. The BWHS was begun in 1995 to play a key role in carrying out this research.

(Women Who Look Ahead by Monica Stewart, Monica Stewart Fine Art, monicastewart.com)