The Morning Edge 03/08/13
Janette Robinson Flint is a founding member of Black Women for Wellness, and is Executive Director and Board President http://www.bwwla.org/. Janette has been serving her community as a public health professional for over 30 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and teaches public health professionals, doctors, and nurses about reproductive justice and the impact of health policies on minority groups at Charles Drew University. Janette is also a member of the African American Studies Community Advisory Committee at UCLA, serves on boards of Having Our Say, Leadership Development in Inter-ethnic Relationships and National Advisory Board for Merger Watch. Early in her career, she worked as a peer educator informing women in Los Angeles targeting HIV education and outreach to Black women. Janette is involved in the Women’s Health Collaborative, California Pan Ethnic Health Network, the African American Task Force and the Leadership Development in Interethnic Relationships Advisory Council, the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and Trust Black Women. Over the course of the years she has also been involved with The Birthing Project USA, Great Beginnings for Black Babies, National Health Foundation, March of Dimes, to name a few. Janette attended the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing China and conducted research in Cuba. She envisions a world with powerful women, at optimum physical, mental and emotional health leading us to justice and peace.
Janette can discusses the findings of the Opinion Poll released in February 2013: African-American Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception and Teen Sexual Health how we can ensure women and girls receive comprehensive sex education and access to contraception and the forces working against it; impact of the Affordable Care Act on African American communities.
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