Join the NCBW Delaware Chapter for a webinar featuring a panel of dynamic Black women and girls, including Sade Truiett, Dominique Turner, and Sonia Songui, for an interactive discussion about the overall health and wellness of Black girls in Delaware.
Thursday, February 17
Free virtual event at 7 p.m.
In January 2020, the Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NC100BW-DE) partnered with the University of Delaware’s (UD) Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC) and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to initiate a study about Black girls in Delaware. The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at UD was contracted to conduct the study. The NC100BW-DE sought Delaware State University (DSU) Women and Gender Studies as a contributor of personal narrative papers written by undergraduate students.
The year-long study, “The State of Our Union: Black Girls in Delaware,” received additional support from the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research ACCEL Program through the ACCEL Strategic Initiative Partnership program as the Delaware Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) Research Practice Partnership. The partnership was led by Sue Giancola, UD, DE-CTR ACCEL; Cassandra Codes- Johnson, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS); Katrina Morrison and Tia Barnes, UD CRESP; Raye Jones Avery and Sherese Brewington-Carr, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, DE Chapter; and, Rita Landgraf, UD Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC).
The coalition released the results of the study in December 2021, including research briefs on health, image, racism, safety, and resilience, as well as personal narratives from Black girls between the ages of 10-19 in Delaware.