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Proof Strategies Announces Black Women’s Health Imperative as Recipient of Annual $10,000 Pro-Bono Grant

January 16, 2020

Also published on January 16, 2020 on

The DC-based public relations and marketing agency, part of the independently owned Proof family of companies, awards its fourth strategic communications grant to the nation’s leading Black women’s health equity organization. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2020 –  Today, Proof Strategies announced that Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) will receive $10,000 in pro-bono communications work as the fourth recipient of its annual communications grant.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative has led the movement for improved health outcomes for Black women for nearly four decades. Their mission is to promote health equity and to continuously provide the nation’s 19.5 million Black women and girls with the resources and education needed to understand and improve their health, across all lifespans.  They have achieved this through strategic programming and initiatives focused on health policy, public education, research, and much more.

“The Black Women’s Health Imperative is thrilled to work with Proof Strategies as the recipient of this year’s grant,” said Black Women’s Health Imperative President and CEO, Linda Blount. “BWHI is the first organization of its kind and continues to lead the fight for health equity and social justice for Black women. We look forward to amplifying our work and digital presence with the Proof team.”

The Proof Strategies grant recognizes the leadership of DC-based organizations that are making an impact. Proof supports these organizations through the donation of strategic communications and counsel. Previous recipients of this grant include Active Minds, the DC Rape Crisis Center, the Mathematical Association of America and the Animal Welfare Institute.

Mimi Carter, Senior Vice President and US General Manager at Proof Strategies stated, “We are delighted to assist an organization that has had such a profound impact on their community. BWHI has improved the lives of so many women, and we are immensely grateful they have trusted us with furthering their message and initiatives.”

Proof Strategies and BWHI will commence their work together on April 1, 2020.


About Proof Strategies

Proof Strategies is a communications and marketing agency with a natural curiosity. Proof builds brands and reputations through deep industry and sector knowledge, weaving together strength and experience in public relations, issues management, research, digital media, advertising and more. Proof’s curiosity drives its team members to ask better questions of themselves and their clients. For more information on Proof Strategies, follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Proof:

For leaders responsible for managing, protecting and building organizations and brands, Proof Strategies is a public relations and communications partner that “asks better questions” to create insight, grow trust and achieve success. Founded in 1994 and now with close to 300 awards for client work and industry leadership, the independently owned Proof family of companies have more than 200 team members in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Washington, DC. Proof Strategies collaborates with independently owned WE Communications (formerly Waggener Edstrom), reaching more than 100 additional international markets.

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About Black Women’s Health Imperative

For 35 years, The Black Women’s Health Imperative has been a powerful force in a leading effort to address the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls like you. Our mission is to lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies.