Black Ladies in Public Health (BLiPH), began in 2016 and received 501c3 status in 2019. BLIPH is now an active network of over 16,000 students, community partners, and professionals in Public Health (PH) and a resource to the community at large.
Our pillars for success include scholarship, service, self-care, support, safe space, social innovation, and sustainable pathways to achieve equity in health and the public health profession.
Some of us enter Public Health as an extension of our education while others enter by way of experiences (with specific health concerns). No matter the situation, we are constantly reminded of our position, often overrepresentation of Black women burdened by inequitable health outcomes. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about our representation in public health leadership, general exposure to positive contributions by Black public health professionals, or the equity centered solutions developed by and for optimal health of Black women.
Our work begins with Black existence and futures in relationship with abundance, health, justice, safety, healing, and liberation!
We intentionally seek to include individuals with non-traditional pathways to public health; such as lawyers, engineers, teachers, community activists, and politicians, in an effort to coalesce and influence health through our collective work. We enhance understanding, appreciation, and adoption of our foundational tenants beyond public health titles and education.
We connect people and organizations that prioritize the health and lives of Black women and their families.
BLiPH’s programs and activities reflect the unique needs of the network.
We are proud to have the opportunity to support and partner with leading public health organizations and institutions as we commit to increasing opportunities for scholarship, service, and sustainable pathways to achieve equity in wealth and health.
Help BLiPH build and promote positive narratives, experiences, and health outcomes for Black Ladies in Public Health and our communities.
We are committed to increasing opportunities for scholarship, service, self-care, and sustainable pathways to achieve equity in wealth and health.
Sponsor BLiPH’s programs and activities to help connect people and organizations that prioritize the health and lives of Black women and their families.
Our programs and activities are also funded by profits made from items sold.