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NLF Honored by Susan G. Komen Foundation

We are incredibly proud and honored to announce that the Northwest Leadership Foundation was selected as a grantee by the Susan G. Komen Foundation this past week for our work through the Leaders in Women’s Health initiative.

Leaders in Women’s Health began as a coalition of African American women from Tacoma-Pierce County — health professionals, advocates, and community members — who are passionate about addressing issues of inequity that exist in our city around who has access to quality health care.

For example, did you know that breast cancer mortality rates are 39% percent higher in African-American women throughout the United States?

NLF has been invited by this group, along with CHI Franciscan, Multicare Health, and the Pierce County Health Department to step into leading this countywide effort to reduce health disparities.

This grant will assist NLF to provide early breast cancer outreach, education, and screenings to African-American women throughout Pierce County. As we step into this new work, we here at NLF have a growing conviction that vibrant, thriving communities depends on extending to everyone  the opportunity to lead healthier lives.

Are you interested in learning more about our work? Join our newsletter to get the latest news on Leaders in Women’s Health and our other work here at NLF.

 

 

 

 

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