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Women Advancing Transformational
Equity Research



Women Advancing Transformation Equity Research (WATER) engages in collaborative endeavors with academic institutions, community-focused health organizations, and public housing authorities in transformative efforts in Black women's health.


WATER serves to bridge the gap between empirical studies and pragmatic applications within the scope of community health, ensuring that evidence-based practices are appropriate for Black women and are seamlessly incorporated into ongoing and forthcoming services and projects.


WATER employs a multifaceted intersectional approach that includes but is not limited to, qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and interpretation, thereby facilitating nuanced strategies tailored to the unique needs of each community.

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By aligning research protocols with the mission objectives of organizations and Black women's health, WATER empowers them to substantiate their efforts through and with Black women to inform data-driven insights. This not only elevates the credibility and efficacy of these organizations but also enables them to garner additional funding and support from stakeholders who value culturally grounded interventions. Moreover, WATER offers mentorship and training sessions aimed at enhancing leadership, power-building, and strategic planning for health efforts, thereby building internal capacity for sustainable development and transformative community outreach.

By navigating the complexities of both research, healthcare, and community-based health interventions, WATER provides an invaluable service that harmonizes empirical rigor in collaboration with Black women and the exigencies of real-world application for Black women, thereby contributing substantively to the advancement of transformative and equitable healthcare research and practices at the community level.

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