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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
December 2021
Healthcare Professional Story

The Power of Responsibility

For centuries, the voice and opinion of medical doctors has been layered with trust and authority from our society. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this voice carries a sense of urgency as physicians are charged with conveying a message of hope through information, while still attempting to understand the nuances of the pandemic […]

December 2021 |
Disease-Specific Story

It Ain’t Over!

My health journey began with a routine visit in 2008. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had no signs or symptoms. However a mass appeared on my mammogram and I was totally blindsided by this diagnosis. At this time in my life, I was 42 years old, married with two children and building my […]

Stories
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….
Stories
November 2021 | AL
General Member Story

The Voice of My Flock

In the African-American community, the black church remains a trusted source of information for your…
Stories
November 2021

Glanzmann Thrombasenthia (GT)

My daughter, Dymon was having severe nosebleeds as a young child which started about the…
Stories
November 2021

Diabetes doesn’t have to win

I have Type 2 diabetes. I have been fortunate to keep my diabetes under control and is now off of insulin.  It was not easy but I was determined to live a life free of insulin.  I did everything my doctors told me and I prayed daily for wisdom. It is important to have both a family […]

“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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