Black people are more likely to be diagnosed with lung diseases, yet less likely to receive proper treatment.
Now, with trusted resources and a supportive community, you can take a deep breath for your lung health.
Our lung health is affected by so many factors, from where we live, work, and play, to how early or late we are diagnosed with a lung disease.
We might not be able to control all of these factors, but we can control what we do to take care of our lungs.
Our NOWINCLUDED community is a place where you can find people like you, share stories about your health, and get resources you can trust. By joining our community, you can have the tools and support you need to keep your lungs healthy and prevent lung diseases.
Keep your lungs healthy by learning about diseases that are most likely to affect you.
Black people are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma and three times more likely to die from asthma-related complications than white people.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe, and it affects about 6% of Black Americans. There is no cure, but there are ways to manage and treat COPD.
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the U.S., yet Black Americans are 15% less likely to be diagnosed early and 12% less likely to survive five years compared to white Americans.
Listen to our co-founders Del and Tiffany as they share how they were affected by health inequities. For Tiffany, realizing that her son’s asthma medication was not as effective for him as it was for his white peers motivated her to fight for better health for our community.
Clinical research is a crucial process in developing safe and effective treatments for diseases. When we are not included in clinical research, we cannot be sure that the treatments will be as safe or effective for us as they are for people who are included.
Now is the time to change that. Now is the time for us to be included.
Join our community to make sure we are represented in the clinical research for lung diseases so we can breathe easier with safer and more effective treatments for us.
Become a NOWINCLUDED community member to connect with people who look like you, hear their experiences with lung diseases, and get resources for better lung health. You can also share your story with people who might have similar experiences and find support.
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Get active in a community that understands you, wants to hear about your health and wellness, and informs you of information and opportunities to keep you and other people of color healthy.