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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 19. “Plan Your Family for Health and Happiness,” a pamphlet distributed by the Division of Negro Service to current and prospective clinic patients in an effort to address frequent questions about birth control, undated. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records (PPFA I), SSC. (See More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 20. Better Health for 13,000,000 , Planned Parenthood Federation of America report on the two-year initiative in African American communities, 1943. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 8 [32 pp.].) More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 32. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee drawing blood from a woman at the mobile health clinic Alpha Kappa Alpha set up in a Mississippi church, 1938. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Health Committee. Miscellaneous Organizations Collection, SSC. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 33. The 1938 Mississippi Health Project . Fourth Annual Report of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, December 1938. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Health Committee. Miscellaneous Organizations Collection, SSC. (See Supplement 11 [23 pp.].) More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 34. “Planned Parenthood as a Public Health Measure for the Negro Race,” speech by Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, M.D., delivered to Planned Parenthood Federation of America annual meeting, January 29, 1942. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 12 [5 pp.].) More
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CASE STATEMENT NATIONAL BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT April, 1993 Executive Summary The National Black Women's Health Project, NBWHP, is a national organization of self-help and health advocacy, run by Black women, that develops and administers programs...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jameta Nicole Barlow; LeConté J. Dill Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 JAMETA NICOLE BARLOW AND LECONTE J. DILL Speaking for Ourselves: Reclaiming, Redesigning, and Reimagining Research on Black Women's Health Days after the 2016 US election, we, two Spelman sisters, public health sistren...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 253–259.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Linda Goler Blount Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LINDA GOLER BLOUNT The Secret to Black Women's Health: Ask, Listen, Do Every day there are news stories and studies that say that Black women are not healthy. We've seen and heard these stories so often that we internalize them and take...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 393–415.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 THE ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY Health Project A.K.A. PUBLICATION No. 5 Zo,phia lkitn is seswi Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism i6, no. 2 (2o18): 393-415. Copyright © 2018 Smith College. doi: to.2979/meridians.16.2.2o...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Layli Maparyan Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LAYLI MAPARYAN Womanism and Black Women's Health Womanism is spiritual movement. It is spiritual movement individual, collective toward the realization of our fundamental Innate Divinity. It is movement through healing toward wellness...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nkiru Nnawulezi; Carolyn M. West Abstract Intimate partner violence is the use of physical, sexual, and/or psychological aggression by a current or former intimate partner as a tactic to maintain control. Abuse can have devastating long-term health consequences, including physical injuries...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 238–252.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shiriki Kumanyika Abstract This special issue of Meridians offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the complexity of black women’s racialized and gendered health landscapes in light of relevant social and political contexts and conventions about: a) what constitutes research excellence, and b...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Afiya Mbilishaka Abstract Most Black women who experience psychological distress do not receive mental health services because the dominant model of service delivery is often inaccessible and culturally disengaged. This mismatch of westernized approaches to mental health neglects the cultural...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 31. Mothers and children waiting to be treated at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority traveling health clinic, Mississippi, 1938. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Health Committee. Miscellaneous Organizations Collection, SSC. More
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jameta N. Barlow Abstract The resistance and reinforcement of structures of gender and race are central to a discussion on identity politics and intersectionality in mental health services research. The goal of the Saving Our Sisters’ (SOS) digital archive project ( www.savingoursistersproject.com...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 263–294.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Esther Oluwashina Ajayi-Lowo Abstract In the quest to create global maternal health care protocols, African Indigenous birthing epistemologies are often overlooked in research, policy, and advocacy aiming to improve maternal health and reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR). The global maternal...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 286–294.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Denise McLane-Davison Abstract Black feminist epistemology and phenomenological inquiry frame a recently published research study (McLane-Davison, 2016) that offers an intimate snapshot of the lives of ten pioneering community health leaders fighting for health justice. The leadership...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 333–342.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Cheryl L. Woods-Giscombé Abstract The Superwoman Schema conceptual framework was developed to support the comprehensive assessment and understanding of stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence African America women’s health and health disparities. The present essay presents the factors...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 10. U.S. Children’s Bureau graphic depicting racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality, in Planned Parenthood Federation of America report, Better Health for 13,000,000 , 1943. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. More
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... an expanded understanding of Black feminism and womanism, Black women can more fully engage in holistic health journeys. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 SHAWN ARANGO RICKS Normalized Chaos: Black Feminism, Womanism, and the (Re)definition ofTrauma and Healing Abstract This paper will discuss how...