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Black Women's Health & Wellbeing Research Network

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Black Women's Health & Wellbeing Research Network

This website aims to provide a knowledge hub on developments, resources and evidence on black women’s health in the UK, North, South, Middle America and the Caribbean.

History

The Black Women’s Health & Wellbeing Network was established in June 2011, following a conference held at The Open University on 29th June 2011. The conference focused on the health of African-Caribbean women, as although there has been an increase in the research on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in the UK, African-Caribbean women are often absent from this research and their health is often ignored by researchers and policy makers. The conference brought together this disparate group of researchers and it was decided during the conference to provide a network for such researchers to meet and exchange knowledge and ideas.

The Black Women’s Health & Wellbeing Research Network has held annual seminars which have attracted participants from health, local authority and the voluntary sector.

Mission

Promoting the health and wellbeing of black women through research and knowledge exchange.

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