Shot and edited by Lyle Muse published 2010
Project Brotherhood a Black Men's Health Clinic on the South Side of Chicago. 63st South Woodlawn ave
Project Brotherhood (PB) has developed a community based outreach and prevention program for African American men (AAM) residing in the Woodlawn and other surrounding south side communities of Chicago, Illinois.
With this model we have created a "safe" place for Black men to come and seek services. Project Brotherhood goals are to increase the health awareness in black men, with PB's definition of health being: complete physical, mental, social, economic and spiritual well being. Project Brotherhood's mission is to increase the health awareness in Black men by training Black men & providing preventive health messages & literature in a cultural & gender specific way (age specific when necessary). With this new awareness Black men are more likely to go for health screening and testing. This may lead to an early diagnosis and PB knows Black men die from disease due to late or "no" diagnosis at all.
Whether it is on the baseball field, basketball court, or just hanging on the corner, Project Brotherhood has become a trusted source of health information and services for men on the south side of Chicago. Project Brotherhood has presented its program and research at a wide variety of professional conferences. We have been honored with the James Wright Award from the National Association of Public Hospitals and have received numerous positive attentions from the press. The Center for Disease Control has recognized Project Brotherhood as an outstanding program that can help reduce health inequities. Project Brotherhood was featured in an installment of CNN's Black in America.
BLACK MEN'S HEALTH FACT SHEET
Homicide is the leading cause of death for African American men between the ages of 18 and 34
HIV/AIDS is the third leading cause of death for Black men aged 25-44
Even though African Americans account for 13% of the US population they account for 49% of HIV/AIDS cases
The life expectancy for Black men at birth in Chicago is eight years less than the National averageBlack men have a 20% higher incidence and a 40% higher death rate from all cancer combined than white men Black men have the highest death rate of all racial/ethnic groups, male or female
Ten percent of African American Men between the ages of 18 and 34 were in prison in 2005. This is seven times the rate of non-Hispanic White men. Prisoners reentering the community have difficulty obtaining stable employment, adequate housing and health coverage.
5 leading causes of death (In no particular order)
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