Center for the Health of Minority Males

Center for the Health of Minority Males

It is well documented that African American and economically disadvantaged males have elevated risks for illness, disease, and premature death during all phases of the life course. Many of the health challenges faced by these populations are often linked to behaviors that are frequently influenced by the interaction of multiple cultural, economic, psychological, political, and social factors.

Founded on this premise, the Center for the Health of Minority Males (C-HMM) conducts studies designed to elucidate and intervene upon factors that predispose, reinforce, and enable underserved males of color to engage in behaviors that enhance their health and quality of life. C-HMM research projects and associated interventions are designed to leverage assets from faith- and family-based institutions to help boys and men of color, regardless of their life circumstances, to make decisions and engage in behaviors that can significantly improve their prospects for healthy future.