Group of Studies Sheds Light on Health Disparities of African American Men

The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) has put together a group of articles that address issues surrounding health disparities among African American men.

Men of African American descent hold a higher burden of risk factors for chronic disease than their Caucasian counterparts, including a higher prevalence of obesity and hypertension. These articles represent years of research looking into these risk factors and public policy around them.

Guest editor Badrinath Konety, MD, CHAAMPS Principal Investigator, concluded, “This excellent compendium of articles represents research into the multidimensional healthcare disparities that affect African American men. It adds to the body of work allowing us to understand heretofore unappreciated influential factors and highlights innovative solutions that can potentially positively alter the trajectory of health and well-being among African American men.”

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