- A dreamer, visionary, & grassroots realist
- National forum for the exploration of health issues of African-American women
- What’s in it the New Health Care Law for Women?
- The Women’s Health Movement & how it shaped US Health Care
- We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: Self care, Self love & Empowerment
- HELP! Our Mothers are Dying: Perspectives on Black Maternal Mortality
- Organizing for Social Change: Health Care Is a Human Right
- What’s in the New Health Care Law for Women?
- Health Care is a Human Right
Byllye Y. Avery, M.Ed., combines activism and social responsibility by developing a national forum for the exploration of health issues of African-American women, a dreamer, visionary, and grassroots realist.
By gathering and documenting African-American women’s health experiences she is providing a supportive atmosphere for African-American women.
Prior to her entry into the health care arena, Avery taught special education to emotionally disturbed students and consulted on learning disabilities in public schools and universities.
What’s in it the New Health Care Law for Women?
Why it is important for us to embrace health care as a human right.
Byllye Y. Avery, M.Ed., will also address the increased health care services provided by the Affordable Care Act and will include a count down coverage.
The audience will be asked to get involved in local reform efforts especially emphasizing the importance of Medicaid expansion will reduce and prevent health disparities for low income people.
The Women’s Health Movement and how it shaped US Health Care
Her work in women’s health began as a co-founder of an abortion and well-woman gynecological center and a Birthing Center.
Her program will focus on the contributions of women and the rise of consumer participation in their health care,
We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: Self care, Self love and Empowerment
The development of the National Black Women’s Health Project led to a greater understanding of the ways and importance of the integration of mental, physical and spiritual health leads to wholeness and wellness.
HELP! Our Mothers are Dying: Perspectives on Black Maternal Mortality
Maternal deaths among African American women are four times higher than whites. And have been that way for over 20 years.
Current rates of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease make Black women more likely to have poor birth outcomes for mother and child.
A discussion of the special role midwives can have in reducing the dire statistics of maternal and child mortality.
Organizing for Social Change: Health Care Is a Human Right
Educating the public on the new health care law provides health educators a new role of involvement in the health decisions making process of families.
Using the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion as a catalyst we can ensure that the voices of diverse communities are including in planning the delivery of health insurance coverage.
This is an important step towards reducing health disparities.
Books by Byllye Y. Avery, M.Ed.
- An Alter of Words: Wisdom, Comfort and Inspiration for African-American Women
- New Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women