As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread within the U.S., we want you to know we salute you for being on the front lines. Courageous ABWP heroes are treating patients, developing policies and making pivotal decisions during this Global pandemic.


The Senate and the House of Representatives have now passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This bill is a good first response to a pandemic which threatens the communities we serve. Because of racial inequities, the effects of the outbreak will be compounded in communities of Color. ABWP will continue its advocacy work.


About ABWP

The Association of Black Women Physicians is an organized network of Black women physicians committed to the improvement of public health and welfare, through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and the community health. We endeavor to enhance the personal and professional quality of life of present and future Black women physicians.The Association of Black Women Physicians empowers Black Women to lead in health and wellness for ourselves and the community through premiere educational programs. The organization creates and supports numerous community health and wellness events that continue the tradition and goals set forth by the original charter members.
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Cozzette Lyons-Jones, MD, MPH

New Board President Speech

Tribute to New Board President
from Maria Shriver

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ABWP Gun Violence Statement

Some shopped for groceries in Boulder, Colorado. Others arrived for appointments at spas in Atlanta, Georgia. Several more simply were going about their usual day at an office building in Orange, California. Women, men and children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds were victims of these three recent mass shootings. Gun violence continues to rob families of their loved ones and leave them heartbroken. For physicians and many others, a life taken too soon horribly exemplifies the worst possible health consequence of untreated gun violence in our country.  Read more →

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