Scholarship Supports African-American Women's Health

11/20/2007

The Sociology Department's Master of Arts in Women’s Health program has established a scholarship for students committed to working in the field of African-American women’s health.

The scholarship, funded by the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to develop leadership in an area that will contribute to the health and well-being of African-American women and girls.

African-American women are less likely than white women to have health insurance and are more likely to be dependent upon the political vagaries of Medicaid policies. They confront particularly high rates of cervical cancer, diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS infection, and maternal mortality.

The Scholarship to Build Leadership in the Field of African American Women’s Health aims to train gifted and dedicated students to work effectively to change these patterns.

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