by A BlackHealthEDU PharmD
About BlackHealthEDU

Presenting: BlackHealthEDU, the health information website built to help close racial health disparities one entertaining, yet evidence-based article at a time. 

When it comes to health, whiteness should not be the default. And that goes for health services, healthcare providers, and health information.

As Black, licensed healthcare providers, we’re here to eff up the status quo by:

  • Increasing Blackity-Black-Black healthcare provider representation in health communications
  • Knocking down language barriers and dialect prejudice that keep people from getting the information they need in a way that makes them feel affirmed, valued, and respected
  • Respecting our culture’s time-honored tradition of havin’ a good-ass time even when talking about serious and important topics like our health and wellness

We know that visibility, access, and representation matter. So we thank the Dr. Kizzmekia Corbetts and the Dr. Nikole Hannah Joneses of the world, and all the Black girls, women, and people who’ve taught us that we can be smart as shit, while being who we are and using all we’ve learned to serve our people.

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BlackHealthEDU is THE digital spot for culturally-relevant, engaging, entertaining health information for Black millennials and Gen Zers. All BlackHealthEDU contributors are healthcare providers, interns, or students who self-identify as Black. All content is funneled through an extensive fact-check and editorial process and is scientifically reviewed for accuracy. All sources are credited in the references at the end of each article and only high-quality sources are used.

 

We write BlackHealthEDU’s health content in our natural language, which may or may not be familiar to you. It is a reflection of our Southern culture, our families, our roots, and our relationships. Some readers may know this language as African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). Others may call it Ebonics. Honestly, we don’t care what you call it. That’s just how we talk.

 

We believe that health information is best conveyed in the way real people communicate. So if you get it, welcome home. And if not, we’re sure there’s somethin’ better out there for you. Enjoy, beloved.