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 4th Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference at Tulane University is Prevention, Protection, & Proactiveness: Understanding, Confronting, and Negotiating STI/STD Risks and Black Women’s Health. We particularly seek proposals that conceptualize, interrogate, deconstruct, and report on issues of risk, protection, disparity, detection, treatment, costs, and consequences, in both conventional and emerging public health, social, political, legal, and historical contexts relevant to black women’s health and wellness and sexually transmitted disease and infection. We invite panel, poster, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include but are not limited to the following: