USA – Black Women’s Health Study – COVID-19 +
Date: June 11, 2020
The Black community is disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with complications and deaths due to the virus 2 to 3 times greater than in other racial/ethnic groups. The Black Women’s Health Study seeks to provide insight and solutions to decrease the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities.
Black women have higher rates of many illnesses, such as hypertension, breast cancer at young ages, diabetes, stroke, and lupus. There needs to be a better understanding of the causes of these illnesses and determinants of good health. Since 1995, the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) has recognized that need and has continued working to answer these questions.
If you are hearing about us for the first time, or have heard about us and want to find out more, we encourage you to explore this above website. We cannot invite you to take part in the study; due to the study design, only the 59,000 women who enrolled in the study in 1995 can participate. Please explore our web site, where all visitors can:
BWHS study participants can:
Complete an on-line version of the current health questionnaire by selecting “BWHS Participants: Click here to open the current questionnaire” in sidebar;
Read answers to questions commonly asked by participants;
Contact us with questions or update us with your new home address, phone number, or email address.