Time for equality.
Increasing representation of Black men in scientific research.
Join the team of scholars committed to making a difference!
Understanding why Black men are more prone to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other brain disorders is critical.
Four in 10 Black men aged 20 or older have high blood pressure, a rate 30% higher than White men.
Black men are less likely to receive guideline-consistent care and be included in research.
African-Americans tend to be diagnosed at a later stage of Alzheimer’s disease — limiting the effectiveness of treatments that depend upon early intervention.
Black men's risk of a stroke is twice that of White men.
Being open will strengthen you.
So few Black men have stepped up to be involved in studies that pertain to black bodies. This resistance has resulted in a lack of data that’s needed to combat the biggest threat facing Black men today, mental health.
Your courage will empower others.
Black men face unique barriers to health care and positive health-seeking behaviors. These barriers include socioeconomic status, masculinity, racism, lack of awareness of the need for primary care, religious beliefs, and peer influence. The good news is that Black men’s social network of family and friends can positively influence health-seeking behavior.
We want to see more Black men uplifted with positive representation.
Your contribution is priceless.
We understand your resistance to joining scientific studies. One of our missions is to dismantle the legacy of government-sanctioned research exploitation.
Development over detriment.
Understanding mental health, and separating what we can control and what we can not is essential to developing ways to improve our mental fitness and overall wellness.
National Institute on Aging
Healthy brain aging is a growing public health concern.
Black men, in particular, suffer high rates of biological, psychological, and sociocultural vulnerabilities that could uniquely and substantially increase their AD/ADRD risk.
Black males are sorely underrepresented in brain aging research, with participation at only 20-25 % of that of Black females
NFL Alumni Association
Optimize human potential
Create opportunities for positive mental health
Help players transition to life after the game
Support former athletes, the communities they come from and the communities they live in
Aggregate mental health & wellness information for alumni to access easily
Build opportunities for NFLAA members to help others raise their mental health