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Profile in Leadership - Liesl Santkuyl

As the driving force behind one of our newest initiatives here at NLF, Leaders in Women's Health, we are so incredible blessed to have a coalition of more than 50 community members who care deeply about improving issues of equity embedded in…

Addressing Barriers to Care

Since embarking on this journey to save lives by urging women to get screened for breast cancer, I’ve given the crucial message many times that breast cancer mortality rates are higher among women of color. In response to which comes the inevitable…
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Our Sisters & Friends Campaign has Launched!

As National Breast Cancer Awareness month is now full swing, we want to encourage as many people as possible to get screened for breast cancer! Remember, African American women are disproportionately affected by the disease in terms of both…

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…

Improving Health Equity, Uncovering Resources

Over the years, the Northwest Leadership Foundation has discovered innovative strategies to address systemic issues such as college retention rates and disproportionate minority contact and confinement.  Since 2012, NLF has hosted the Leaders…
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Beat Breast Cancer: Stay Aware, Stay Healthy, Stay Alive!

This October, Northwest Leadership Foundation is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Additionally, African American women with…