Health First!: The Black Woman's Wellness Guide

Health First!: The Black Woman's Wellness Guide

by Eleanor Hinton Hoytt
     
 

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The story of Black women in America is one of triumph and grace, even with odds stacked high against them. Health First! The Black Women's Wellness Encyclopedia provides today's Black woman with a comprehensive guide to her #1 resource: herself. It empowers her with the information she needs to seek the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional self-care necessary to…  See more details below

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The story of Black women in America is one of triumph and grace, even with odds stacked high against them. Health First! The Black Women's Wellness Encyclopedia provides today's Black woman with a comprehensive guide to her #1 resource: herself. It empowers her with the information she needs to seek the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional self-care necessary to achieve her full human potential. This groundbreaking book is the product of three decades of work by the Black Women's Health Imperative, the nation's only non-profit organization devoted to advancing the health and wellness of Black women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Health First! connects the dots through every stage of the life cycle-from adolescence through maturity. It addresses Black women's most pressing health concerns-ranging from informative and reassuring conversations with experts on heart disease, reproductive health, and HIV to the crucial facts about the most urgent medical conditions that Black women face. Grounded in vital research, as well as the realities of Black women's lives, the focus is on prevention, awareness, and action, across generations and circumstances, presented in an authoritative, yet reassuring personal voice. In an age of uncertainty, Health First! provides the invaluable tools and insights that Black women need to re-prioritize their lives and establish new traditions of self-love and well-being.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401936969
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, a tireless advocate for eliminating health disparities among women and communities of color, serves as the president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Hinton Hoytt produced the groundbreaking book Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women As We Age for the National Council of Negro Women. She is the proud recipient of the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award and the Keystone Award for Women’s Research Advocacy from the NIH Offi ce on Women’s Research.

 

Hilary Beard is an award-winning health journalist specializing in health, healthy lifestyle, and personal development. Beard is the New York Times best-selling author of Friends: A Love Story, 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha‘s Vineyard Diet/Detox, and Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip. She has been editor-in-chief of the Black AIDS Weekly, Real Health, and the National Medical Association’s Healthy Living and HealthQuest magazines, and she contributes frequently to Ebony, Essence, and Heart & Soul.

 

About the Black Women’s Health Imperative:

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the leading national organization advancing the health and wellness of our nation’s 20 million Black women and girls across the life span—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Imperative works in partnership with a network of over 50 affiliated organizations, partners, and collaborators across the country with an outreach to more than three million women. Through its ongoing advocacy, education, and leadership development programs, the Imperative supports Black women’s resolve to become confident and informed health and wellness decision makers. For more information about the Imperative, visit www.BlackWomensHealth.org.

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