Welcome to NOWINCLUDED:
The online community for conversations about black health.

Now.

It’s time we hear each others’ health stories and experiences. From unknown family medical histories, to navigating misdiagnoses, to searching for the right doctors and the right treatment: people in our community are no strangers to disparities in healthcare.

For generations, we’ve needed a place – a trusted place – to hear from each other, share with each other and learn from each other. This is that place.

40%

How much more likely black women are to die from breast cancer, compared to white women

60%

How much more likely black people 
are to be diagnosed with diabetes compared to white people

33%

The percentage of black people who actually receive the mental health services they need

20%

How many more black people have high blood pressure, ages 50-64, compared to white people of the same age

4x

How much higher maternal death rates are for non-white people compared to white people

2.5x

How much higher prostate cancer mortality rates are for black men, compared to white men

Stories From Our Community

Stories
November 2021

Glanzmann Thrombasenthia (GT)

My daughter, Dymon was having severe nosebleeds as a young child which started about the age of 3. She would wake up in the middle of the night with her covers saturated with blood. Can you imagine walking into your child’s room and it looks like a crime scene all due to an excessive uncontrollable […]

November 2021

I love helping my community

I am a Community Health Worker for Calhoun County, AL.  I have very much enjoyed working during the Covid crisis.  I love helping people and welcomed the opportunity to make a difference in my community.  In the beginning of the crisis, people were eager to get tested and I was able to set up a […]

Stories
Stories
October 2021 |
Disease-Specific Story

The Beginning: Tiffany’s Story

As a young mom, my son was diagnosed with asthma. When he was only a toddler, I discovered that his asthma medication, Albuterol, was significantly less effective for him than his white peers. Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma. It would allow my son to breathe […]

“As a mother of two young boys, I want to do all I can to lead a healthy life – mentally and physically. It’s empowering to know I have a community of people – who look like me – to learn from and share with.”

 

– Leanna Adeola

“I’m grateful to have a place to not only share what I know, but to learn from others, when it comes to owning my health journey.”

 

– Kaleem McGill

“I’m in the healthcare industry, and have seen the power of people, within our own communities, sharing knowledge, and wisdom, that you can’t find online or in books.”

 

– Raphael Adeola

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