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

 

LET’S CONNECT

 

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

Featured Stories
March 2022 | , AL

Smallest Hero, Biggest Fight

Meet Zoe….beginning life at only a little over a month old towards making the most of her dash, her fight begins. Zoe has been diagnosed with a heart condition known as HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome).

February 2022

“54 YEARS LATE: The Terry Wright Story“

The short documentary ’54 Years Late’ tells the true story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis until the age of 54.

Featured Stories
Stories
December 2021
Healthcare Professional Story

The Power of Responsibility

For centuries, the voice and opinion of medical doctors has been layered with trust and…
Stories
December 2021 | AL
Disease-Specific Story

It Ain’t Over!

My health journey began with a routine visit in 2008. I was diagnosed with breast…
Stories
November 2021
Healthcare Professional Story

I Am My Grandmother’s Keeper

It has been my dream since the age of five to be a healthcare provider. I always saw myself as a doctor and that is still in my career goals. My love and passion for medicine grew out of the love and compassion for my pediatrician. He was very personable and would answer any questions […]

“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

We want you to be part of the health conversation.