The mission of the Black Women’s Health Conference Task Force at Tulane University is to raise health awareness and increase knowledge of health-related issues and concerns that disproportionately impact black women and girls. The Black Women’s Health Conference provides a biennial forum for sharing, matching, and coordinating empirical evidence with praxis and experience to better understand and enrich health outcomes for black women and girls.

The theme of the 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference is Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Health in Black Women. We particularly seek proposals that conceptualize, interrogate, deconstruct, and report on issues related to cardiovascular functioning in both conventional and emerging public health, social, political, legal, and historical contexts relevant to black women’s health and wellness. We invite panel, poster, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cardiovascular Disease;
  • Obesity, Stress, and Morbidity;
  • Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Risk;
  • Exercise and Resilience;
  • Self-Care;
  • Access to Care;
  • Romantic Relationships and Violence;
  • Interpersonal Relationships;
  • Sexual Activity; and
  • Family History and Risk.

We encourage submissions in a variety of forms, including: traditional academic conference papers and posters as well as proposals for panels, workshops, and round tables from academics, independent scholars, practitioners, artists, activists, and community workers and organizers.

Submission Deadline is June 5, 2016.

Conference Dates: October 21-22, 2016

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