Black Men in Crisis
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The Health Committee Report
Challenge
Health is an essential quality-of-life element that rarely gets the attention it requires in the black community and society at large. Issues related to psychological well-being compound the impact of the five diseases known to affect black men the most: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. There is a need for increasing awareness about the state of the physical and psychological health of the African American male -- the
abandoned minority -- and constructively engage this neglected population.

Mission
Increase awareness of the state of the physical and psychological health of the African American male -- the abandoned minority -- and constructively engage this neglected population.

Recommendations
Recommendation No 1: Establish Citywide Information Campaign
Action Step No. 1:
Employ flyers, religious institutions, peer specialists, websites and complementary institutions to disseminate information regarding the status of Black male physical and mental health.

Recommendation No. 2: Establish Citywide Educational and Health-Enhancing Events
Action Step No. 1: Establish workshops, group activities, lectures, community health fairs, and one-stop health-enhancing resources

Recommendation No. 3: Ongoing Research Project
Action Step No. 1:Establish an ongoing research project involving Black male mental and physical health professionals to investigate the most current and effective findings in assessing and treating mental and physical maladies disproportionately

 

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