SHEA (Sharing Health Education and Awareness) is a targeted, community-centered approach focused on reducing health disparities and rates of chronic disease among Black women in Jackson, Hancock, and Harrison counties.
SHEA launched a new Digital Story Telling Series entitled “Breastfeeding Is…: Exploring the Journey of Breastfeeding for Black Mamas.” It features local women from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and their stories about breastfeeding. SHEA is excited to continue to share more stories from Black Mamas and those that support them while bringing awareness to the resources for breastfeeding women in their local community.
Our bodies are a source of life and nourishment for our children and our communities, so taking control of our health means taking control of our future. Your story about breastfeeding, quitting tobacco, or becoming more active can help other Black women make healthy choices for themselves and those they care about.