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Ohio Men Walk for Wellness

By on June 23, 2013

The statistics are all too familiar, Black men die earlier and  at higher rates from preventable illnesses than any ethnic group;  Black men have a higher incidence of the following blackmenshealthwalkchronic illnesses:  Heart disease, HIV/AIDS,  Diabetes, Kidney Failure and Prostate Cancer.

The Columbus, Ohio Walk, now in its 9th year, will be held Saturday, August 10, at Livingston Park on the campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Free screenings are provided to participants beginning at 7:00 a.m., the Walk and Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

In Ohio, African American men have joined forces to address those health disparities.  Since 2004, Central Ohio has come together to Walk to promote health and Wellness among African American men and throughout the urban community.  This year African American Male Wellness Walks are being held across Ohio. Walks are being held in Toledo, Dayton, Youngstown/Warren and in Columbus

In addition to the Walk Event, Wellness Conversations are held throughout the year to promote health and wellness. Attached is information about the final Wellness Conversation before the Wellness Walks.  Mental health and integrated health are ongoing topics for the Wellness Walk Initiative; untreated mental health issues can manifest as physical challenges.

The Wellness Conversation, Black Men and Mental Health, is presented with support from CareSource, the ADAMH Board of Franklin County and the National Center for Urban Solutions. For registration and additional information please call 614-754-7511.

 

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