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Why study Black men's brain health?
Black Americans are ~ 2x more likely as White Americans to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia but less likely to receive a diagnosis.
Black men are less likely to receive guideline-consistent care and be included in research.
The staggering amount of ethnoracial inequalities in healthcare has been documented and researched for decades. One can even look back to W.E.B. DuBois’ groundbreaking The Philadelphia Negro (1897) study, which provided an in-depth sociological analysis and interpretation of African American urban life. This engaged scholarship points to prejudices and policies that were the root causes of poor conditions. Today, the BMBH Conference continues this effort to further understand health inequities that affect Black men as they age over the life course.
There remains a dearth of research and a lack of presence of Black scientists examining the impact of brain health disorders and diseases on the Black male population. To that end, we welcome community leaders, healthcare professionals, and researchers of ALL ethnoracial categories to join us in this work. We are an inclusive team of advocates. We believe we can learn best practices and engagement tools from other communities. We are all connected. Additionally, our leadership team has a close relationship to the sport industry, so we are very intentional in our attempt to increase awareness of brain health information with athletes and their families, coaches, and their respective health-related support personnel.
It is in the spirit of collaboration and trust that we have formed a community of dedicated professionals.
Join us today!
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