Helping African American women reduce racial and nonracial daily stress
African Americans experience more stress than their White peers. The story is even more dire for African American women who simultaneously face both racial discrimination and sexism. Indeed, gendered racial discrimination is nearly ubiquitous for Black women at all socioeconomic levels. It is also a distinct form of stress, with unique outcomes compared to other non-race-or-gender-related stressors. Because everyday stress exacerbates health disparities over and above other social determinants, developing an effective intervention to help African American women manage these challenges is vital to closing the health disparity gap. The goal of this project is to develop a mobile cognitive–behavioral stress management intervention to help African American women manage racial and nonracial daily stress. Supportive texts will inspire, motivate, and affirm the life experiences of African American women. Educational texts will increase knowledge, develop skills, and reduce barriers to adaptive coping. A library of individually tailored videos will be delivered to each woman based on her personal experiences.