About Us

Healthyblackmen.org is an online health and fitness resource for Black men. We believe living your healthiest life is your best photo-1life.We are devoted to our diverse readers to produce accurate, relevant, interesting and timely content for black men across the diaspora to apply to their own lives.

Healthyblackmen.org is a division of Health Institute for Men, a not-for-profit charitable organization. The goal of this platform is to connect black men across the lifespan (teenage boys to mature men) to tailored health information, news, resources and research.

Our vision is to inspire a dynamic movement toward better health behaviors and healthier life outcomes for black men. We believe that when you know better, you can do better.

Our mission is to increase health awareness and overall health literacy to help inform health decisions forblack men everywhere.


Hard at Work

walker-hbmWalker Tisdale III is Executive Editor of Healthyblackmen.org– the only dedicated, regularly updated, health and lifestyle website for black males. Mr. Tisdale holds dual graduate degrees in public health and social work and is a subject-matter expert on African American male health, health disparities and social determinants of health.

Mr. Tisdale is a former Detroit television news journalist, having interviewed politicians, celebrities, and other news makers. Applying his graduate training to public health, Mr. Tisdale has been successful for the last 15+ years working in some of the nations top health organizations, like the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Chicago Department of Public Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has dual graduate degrees in public health and social work from Hunter College and the University of Chicago respectively.

Dedicated to increasing access to health information, healthcare services and overall health equity, Mr. Tisdale and his dynamic team believe increasing health knowledge is critical to developing healthier practices, positive behaviors, etc. that ultimately can lead to better health outcomes for black males. Contact Mr. Tisdale via blackmenshealth@gmail.com.

In collaboration with various public health partners, health and medical professionals, and countless volunteers and graduate interns, our team manages to develop and publish timely, accurate, and engaging content that matters.


Advisory Board Members


Maasi J. Smith, DPM, received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a proud graduate Hampton University, located in Virginia. Currently, he is a Podiatric Surgeon, who also serves as the Chief of Podiatry for Urban Health Initiatives.



IMG_6463 Jermane Bond, Ph.D is Program Director, Boys and Men of Color at the National Collaborative for Health Equity. His research interests include paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes, men’s preconception health and care, infant mortality, and men’s reproductive health. Dr. Bond received a B.A. from Morehouse College, and a Ph.D. from Howard University.






“Black males have the shortest life span of all racial or ethnic groups in the nation — a fact that has remained unchanged for at least the past 100 years. In fact, black men have the highest overall mortality rate across all geographic regions in the U.S. and across all age groups from birth to age 84, with the widest racial gaps in mortality occurring in the prime adult years, ages 25-54.” “Today, the average American can expect to live 5 years longer than a Palestinian—unless that American is a black male, in which case he can expect to die three years sooner.”

Sandra L. Gadson, M.D. National Medical Association Former President June 2006



Disclaimer: The material in this site is intended to be of general informational use and is not intended to constitute medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments. Content found on this website should not be construed as medical advice.

Any unintentional use of copyrighted or licensed material on this website should be brought to our immediate attention at Blackmenshealth@gmail.com for removal. As a non-profit program of the Health Institute for Men (EIN: 26-3801200) it’s not our intent or policy to use content without permission.

Our professional staff and experienced contributors are journalists and/or subject-matter experts, not medical personnel unless otherwise noted. Always consult with your physician before following any health information from a third party.

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