We know that proper fitness and exercise is essential for every family. It can lower heart risks, control weight and help the entire family do better when creating healthy habits for life. Our “FLAG SHIP’ 5k Men's Wellness Walk event is designed to help and encourage the entire family to establish routine planned activities that are fun and inviting.
In our cities, there are pronounced disparities in health by race, ethnicity, class, and gender for a wide range of outcomes, and research suggests that young males of color are particularly at risk. A full understanding of health by race and gender requires attention to the social conditions in which health is embedded.
REDUCE HEALTH DISPARITIES
Our objective is to create an environment that fosters health and well-being, not just for men of color, but for all men and their families.
INCREASE CLINICAL TRIAL PARTICIPATION
For years, studies have found that African Americans have a profound mistrust of doctors and scientists. Consequently, we participate in clinical trials at far lower rates than other ethnic groups, which helps to perpetuate a whole host of disparities.