- Quick Start to Healthy Weight Loss
- Black Men Can Beat Prostate Cancer
- Health Screenings for Older Black Men
- Healthy Man of the Month for July 2016
- HIV Testing is HIV Prevention
- Your ‘Mental’ Endurance
- Bisexual Health Priorities
- Entertainment CEO DonJuan Clark
- New Drug Helps Men with Melanoma
- ‘Really, Really Messed Up My Life’
#Brotherswhotweet – Twitter Chat 6/24
Innovative and influential not-for-profit and community service organizations will celebrate Men’s Health Month with three twitter chat events, using the hashtag #brotherswhotweet to talk to Black men and their allies about sex, sexual health, mental stress, exercise, and much, more.
African American men are disproportionately affected by health disparities, a fact that has remained since disparities have been recorded. From heart health, sexual health to mental health, Black males across the lifespan experience higher morbidity and mortality. Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says HIV/AIDS, prostate cancer, heart disease, obesity and homicide claim more lives of Black men than their white counterparts (CDC, 2010).
African-American men incurred $341.8 billion in excess medical costs due to health inequalities between 2006 and 2009, according to the study published this year in the International Journal of Men’s Health.
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Twitter is especially popular among younger African Americans.
Community health leaders and subject-matter experts representing the Midwest, south, and the east coast are partnering to facilitate a social media event on twitter. Subject-matter experts will talk about and answer inquiries to promote sexual health, mental health, and fitness, potentially reaching more than 10,000 Black males.
Thursday, June 19 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm EST
Twitter Chat Topic: Mental Health & Stress
Tuesday, June 24 – 6:30 to 7:30pm EST
Twitter Chat Topic: Physical Fitness & Nutrition
Follow Twitter Chat Health Leaders Below @
African American Office of Gay Concerns @AAOGCNewark
Black Men Run @BlackMenRunUSA
Brain, Brawn & Body @BrainBrawnBody
Brothers United Inc. @BUIndianapolis
Center for Black Equity @Ctr4BlackEquity
Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus @The_CBGMC
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) @NMACCommunity
Project Brotherhood @Pbhood