Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness seeks to radically transform Black Women’s health by creating a world where Black women and girls live long, happy and thriving lives, defined by healthy minds, bodies and spirits.

NIRH is committed to finding community-based solutions to inequities in birth outcomes among Black birthing people. NIRH is working with Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW) and Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH) to disrupt the persistent maternal and child health disparities that have plagued Black women and babies in Wisconsin for generations. With an incredibly high rate of Black infant mortality, Black babies in Wisconsin are three times more likely to die before the age of one. Equally disturbing, Black moms in Wisconsin are five times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications or during childbirth. At the center of these efforts will be a campaign to build support for the Wisconsin Birth Equity Act, a groundbreaking collection of policies targeted at increasing access to full-spectrum care, financial resilience, comprehensive insurance coverage, and a statewide effort to engage Black women in birth equity advocacy efforts.