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  • National Black Men's Health Network National Black Men's Health Network

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(33.73708,-84.37938)
 

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Mission Statement

The National Black Men's Health Network was founded in June 1987 by a group of community-conscious individuals to raise public awareness about the excessive morbidity and mortality rates in the African-American community in general and among African-American males in particular. African-American males are known to suffer extremely high rates of heart disease, cancer, homicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, HIV disease, injuries, and other major causes of disability and death. While maintaining a specific focus on the grave and often-neglected health concerns of African-American men, the organization also advocates and supports attention to the health needs of women and children, believing that the overall health of any community depends upon a positive balance between the genders.

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The NBMHN provides effective, culturally-sensitive preventive health education for minority youth and adults, through churches, schools, community health centers, homeless shelters, etc. Additionally, the N.B.M.H.N. facilitates health and wellness workshops, non-violent conflict resolution classes, tobacco prevention and cessation programs, AIDS prevention education, etc. While maintaining a specific focus on the grave and often-neglected health concerns of African-American men, the organization also advocates and supports attention to the health needs of all minorities sectors including women and children, believing that the overall health of any community depends upon a positive balance between the genders.

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http://www.nbmhn.net

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