The Women of Color Health Information collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, clues about how culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color can be identified. In order to explore sex differences, scientists need data about the similarities and differences between women and men in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions.
- Breast Cancer, 2014 (PDF - 614.4KB)
- HIV Infection and AIDS, 2014 (PDF - 569.6KB)
- Podcast by the Academy of Women's Health in partnership with NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health
Learn more about women of color and their unique health needs, and how the Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition, can assist clinicians in providing person-centered care for diverse populations of women. Featuring Dr. Susan Kornstein, the Academy of Women's Health President and Journal of Women's Health Editor; Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, NIH Associate Director for Research on Women's Health; and Dr. George A. Mensah, Director, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
- Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition 2014 (PDF - 2.4MB)
Provides U. S. Census data on different populations of U.S. women and health updates for women of color.
- Cardiovascular Disease, 2012 (PDF - 1.4MB)
Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States. This publication presents data on the cardiovascular health status of women of color that is not readily available from another single source.
- Diabetes Mellitus, 2011 (PDF - 11.4MB)
Diabetes mellitus can cause serious complications and premature death and is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, especially among women of color.
- Health Information for African-American Women: 7 Diseases That Affect Your Health, and What You Can Do (PDF - 1.5MB)
African-American women have higher rates of undetected diseases, illness, and chronic conditions, as well as shorter life expectancy, than other groups. As an African-American woman, find out what you can do to improve your health.