Project Health Equality
When we say we’re on a mission to enable healthier lives everywhere, every day, we’re talking about everyone — including you, Black and Hispanic women, whose greatest barrier to care is the color of your skin.
We’re supporting solutions that address the systemic racism and unconscious bias that prevent Black and Brown women in the U.S. from receiving the high quality and equitable health care we all deserve. Among our initiatives, in 2021 we commissioned a study that pointed to racial disparities in the frequency and type of breast cancer screening offered to Black women, with fewer 3D® Mammography™ exams being offered.30 And we continue to lobby hospital systems and health insurance providers to make healthcare equitable for women.
What’s Up With That?
- Black women are almost 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.26
- Black women are two times more likely to die from cervical cancer than non-Hispanic white women.27
- Hispanic women are 20% more likely to die from cervical cancer than non-Hispanic white women.28
The Power of Sure
Black women put everyone else first. Now it’s time someone puts you first. In partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and RAD-AID, Hologic’s Project Health Equality is investing more than $20 million on research, education and access to care as part of The P.O.W.E.R. of Sure.
Our research will reveal cultural insights.
We’re analyzing the reason why Black women don’t pursue screenings so we can take steps to address those issues.
Our education efforts will inform health care providers and policy makers.
We’ve unveiled a new website, released printed materials and posted on social media to educate health care providers and policy makers about disparities.
Access to care will cross barriers
We’ve teamed up with the non-profit organization RAD-AID to help deliver free state-of-the-art screenings and diagnostics in medically disenfranchised communities.
“Amongst my girlfriends, we talked about everything else that had to do with women: menopause, period, everything, but breast health? Not so much… So when my friend went through what she did with her treatments, I’m like, ‘Yeah, this is an important thing’.”
Meet Our Partners in Health Equality
We’re making progress in our efforts to deliver care to Black and Hispanic women, but we can’t do it alone. Meet our partners.
The Black Women’s Health Imperative
BWHI is the only nonprofit created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls through awareness and education. Together we launched the P.O.W.E.R of Sure initiative featuring Mary J. Blige to increase breast cancer screenings for Black women.
Learn more about P.O.W.E.R of Sure
National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Healthy Americas Foundation
The Alliance and HAF work to improve the health of Hispanic people nationwide. They provide critical insights into Hispanic women, giving Hologic the data it needs to break care barriers in Latin communities.
RAD-AID works in medically underserved regions worldwide with financial aid from companies like Hologic. Our grants support RAD-AID’s efforts to ensure equal access for women to radiology health services.
Learn more about RAD-AID
What’s it like to have a 3D Mammography™ exam? Or to have to undergo a biopsy? Real women tell their stories from the breast health journey.
Hologic was the first manufacturer to make the 3D Mammography™ exam available to women — and we haven’t stopped there.