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UES Women's Health Advocacy Institute is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to fostering health equity by increasing access to quality and inclusive care for Black, Indigenous, Latina and/or Hispanic, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern women through education, dialogue, resources, and research.

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Meet Our Founder

"Dedicated to saving our own lives, one Woman of Color at a time."


I'm Nicole April Carter, PhD, MPH, and I'm appreciative that you have found your way here!

I'm the Founder of HUES Women’s Health Advocacy Institute. I'm also an educator, cat-mom, daughter, sister, friend, fine-auntie 🥰, activist, intellectual, health and wellness advocate, breathwork and mindfulness meditation facilitator, and the dreams of my ancestors realized. 

The work of HUES, and therefore, my work, exists to increase access and understanding about health and wellness through community conversations, advocacy, research, and education. 

My background as a college educator has prepared me for the joyful challenge ahead, while my community activism and advocacy in Detroit and Dayton have taught me to center the experiences, perspectives, and voices of those pushed to the margins, and my own encounters with chronic illness and death, have provided a first-hand experience with health inequities. 

Each of my experiences have led me here, to you. And so, the survivor and advocate in me, sees the advocate in you!

At HUES, we acknowledge that we reside on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Osage, Myaamia , Shawandasse Tula /Shawnee , Kaskaskia, Hopewell, and Adena peoples and cultures. We recognize that on e very land that we have had the opportunity to create, share, and be in community; others have experienced genocide, colonialization, and trauma. Knowing this, we honor the women, men, children, persons, and land sacrificed for us to be here. The work that we do everyday at HUES is to honor their sacrifices in all all that we do. 
At HUES we are dedicated to serving women of color which includes trans, gender queer, and gender fluid community members, and as such we are dedicated to our grandmothers, aunts, mothers, cousins, sisters, and friends that now support us as ancestors. We understand that to whom much is given much is required, and our ancestors have given us wisdom, healing, and guidance. We work to honor the lives of the many women before us in the work that we do.