Black Women and Resilience: Power, Perseverance, and Public Health
Kisha B. Holden PhD, MSCR
Camara P. Jones MD, MPH, PhD
The aim of Black Women and Resilience: Power, Perseverance, and Public Health is to help nurture community exchange of ideas between scholars by providing an infusion of qualitative and quantitative approaches to examine resilience at the nexus of Black women and public health. We use a health equity lens, understanding that achieving health equity requires valuing all individuals and populations equally, recognizing and rectifying historical injustices, and providing resources according to need (Jones, 2014). This edited volume provides a critical examination of the unique experiences and contributions of Black women as thought leaders and catalysts for transformation in the United States. Black Women and Resilience: Power, Perseverance, and Public Health is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) Press, Black Women’s Wellness Series. There is recognition that intersectional identities exist; and this collection does not cover all aspects and/or specific diseases/disorders encountered by all Black women. Nevertheless, this volume highlights practical approaches for promoting self-care, emotional intelligence, and balance in responding to daily life demands.