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Session: Protecting the Right to Health for African American Men
3296.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
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Protecting the Right to Health for African American Men
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attack and stroke, is one of the leading causes of death for African-American men. According to the American Heart Association, it takes more than 100,000 from their loved ones and families far too soon. More than 40 percent of all African-American men have high blood pressure or hypertension, one of the most critical indicators of cardiovascular health. This is a health crisis: Health professionals, researchers and activists are finally paying attention to the need to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health issues of African American men. Protecting the health of minority communities is an important objective of HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's 500-Day Plan, which was issued in January 2005. The push to address the need of protecting the right of African American menís health falls under the objectives. This session will explore issues and offer suggestions for addressing African American menís health right. Several efforts to overcome this health concern will be introduced and discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify policy needs for improving health crises in African American men 2. List solutions and strategies for addressing African American menís health 3. Describe measures that protect African American menís health outcomes
Organizer(s):George Smith, MPH
2:30 PMProject Brotherhood: A black men's clinic. Five year evaluation of a culturally and gender specific healthcare environment  [ Recorded presentation ]
Thomas Mason, MD, Bonnie Thomas, MD, Marcus Murray, Craig Spivey, MSW, Matthew Greene, BS
2:45 PMInnovative community based health promotion: Colon cancer screening within a Chicago south side softball league
Bonnie Thomas, MD, Thomas Mason, MD, Matthew Greene, BS, Craig Spivey, MSW, Marcus Murray
3:00 PMChallenges in recruiting African-American men to evaluate a prostate health education intervention  [ Recorded presentation ]
Joann T. Richardson, PhD, Gwendolyn G. Parker, MS, FNP-C, Michael A. Pyles, PhD, Unyime O. Nseyo, MD
3:15 PMDisappearing black men: The epidemic of incarcerated black men in America through the lens of human rights and capabilities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Candace J. Robertson, MPH, Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH
3:30 PMPerceptions of racial differences in oral health amongst African American men  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patrick Dean Smith, BS, Wanda Wright, RN, DDS, MS, Anuradha Deshmukh, BDS, MSD, Ana Karina Mascarenhas, DMD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Black Caucus of Health Workers
Endorsed by:HIV/AIDS

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA