Online Program

Improving Men’s Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session will discuss issues related to improving men's health. We will present on assessing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks to develop CVD intervention for formerly incarcerated men in Central Brooklyn; key message frames that emerged from a content analysis of news stories published during the four weeks following the 2014 death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn; how Black men perceive the healthcare system and their responses to perceived mistreatment during healthcare encounters; and an evaluation of the efficacy of the decision-making curriculum aimed at increasing decision-making knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-efficacy as well as improving attitudes toward alcohol among incarcerated young men.
Session Objectives: Assess cardiovascular disease risk factors among formerly incarcerated Black men. Identify key message frames utilized in discussions of a potential Major League Baseball ban on smokeless tobacco use following the 2014 death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn. Describe Black men’s experiences accessing healthcare and reactions to negative healthcare experiences. Describe how to effectively implement a health education curriculum in a prison/jail setting.

Framing Public Health Policy and Behavior: Smokeless Tobacco and Major League Baseball   
Sarah Evans, Ph.D., Cameron Wimpy, PhD, Ashley Barbee, MA and Nikkita Sarna
“What the heck is he doing here?” Impact of race, class and gender on Black men's healthcare seeking behaviors   
Deeonna Farr, MPH DrPH(c) CHES, Heather Brandt, PhD, CHES, Cheryl Armstead, MS(R), PhD and Franklin Berger, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)