African American Men's Health: Research, Practice, and Policy

James M. Shikany, Yu Mei M. Schoenberger, Badrinath R. Konety, Selwyn M. Vickers

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S4
JournalAmerican journal of preventive medicine
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018

Bibliographical note

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This article is part of a supplement entitled African American Men's Health: Research, Practice, and Policy Implications, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

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The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS, U54MD 008620), led by investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Minnesota, is a National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center funded in 2013 by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of NIH. The overarching goal of CHAAMPS is to address health disparities affecting black males. Specifically, CHAAMPS seeks to identify the socioeconomic, behavioral, and biological factors driving and sustaining the pronounced health disparities experienced by black males, specifically targeting unintentional and violence-related injuries, along with chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and stroke. This is accomplished through a life course approach, pinpointing critical periods in a black male's life, such as youth/adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, and old adulthood, when social context may be more salient in the way it affects physiology or shapes health behavior. The ultimate goal of CHAAMPS is to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions that will improve the health of black males through research, outreach, and training.

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Publication of this article was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health [grant number U54MD008620]. The findings and conclusions in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

Funding Information:
The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships was supported by grant U54MD008620 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the U.S. NIH.

Funding Information:
This article is part of a supplement entitled African American Men's Health: Research, Practice, and Policy Implications, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

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