Black History Salutes, the Center for Black Women’s Wellness for Garnering $157,000 in Grant Money from AstraZeneca Health Care Foundation

As Black History Month comes to a close, I would like to salute The Center for Black Women’s Wellness for their contributions to the Atlanta community. The Wellness Center is located at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center and offers holistic healthcare services to not just African-Americans but any woman and child that meets eligibility criteria and qualifies for their services. Individuals that seek there services can be students, unemployed, self-employed or without healthcare benefits.

The center provides wellness physical exams, pap smears, breast exams, pregnancy testing, STI screening, HPV and HIV Testing, drug screening, WIC Services and mammograms. In addition, The Center for Black Women’s Wellness is constantly providing community events to inspire and motivate their clients to become proactive in reaching for healthier lifestyle changes.

In perfect spirit of Women’s Heart Health Month and Black History, The Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc., introduced the “Healthy Women 4 Healthy Families” Program. This program will be the pillar of programs established to lower the risks of cardiovascular disease for women in the African-American community.

AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, a Delaware not-for-profit corporation and a 501c 3 established to promote public awareness on healthcare issues, is playing a pivotal role in this program because they are providing $157,000 in seed money. The check presentation and reception was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Center for Black Women’s Wellness. Presented by Ann Booth-Barbarin, Secretary of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Board of Trustees to Jamea Dorsey, CEO of CBWW.

In attendance of the reception were (Georgia) District 56 State House Representative Kathy Ashe; (Georgia) District 59 State House Representative Margaret Kaiser, and Karen Rogers Director of Atlanta’s Weed and Seed Program, representing the office of Mayor Kasim Reed.

It was a wonderful occasion that marked another victory for The Center for Black Women’s Wellness and a life-long partnership with AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is currently accepting applications for funding. Please go to for more details. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2012. For more information on The Center for Black Women’s Wellness please go to

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