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dc.creatorGray, Darrell, II
dc.creatorGregory, John
dc.creatorAnderson, Chad
dc.creatorParks, Latasha
dc.creatorJoseph, Joshua
dc.creatorWhite, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T22:26:43Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T22:26:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 6 (2018).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/84656
dc.descriptionThe burden of cardiometabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (DM), obesity and hypertension as well as cancer is greatest among Africans Americans (AA). In Ohio, AAs have the highest rates of DM, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer and mortality from these diseases. Thus, strategies to prevent DM, CVD, cancer and mortality among AAs are critically needed. The National African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAMWWI) was established in Columbus, Ohio in 2004, with the aim of reducing disparities in chronic diseases and premature death among AA males. During the last 14 years, it has become the largest health initiative in central Ohio for AAs. This year, it is estimated that the AAMWWI had 20,000 participants and nearly 2,000 free health screenings. The Ohio State University has been a valued partner in this effort; and leadership from the AAMWW connected with Ohio State faculty to collaborate in the shared mission of improving disparities in diabetes, CVD, cancer and mortality. Attaining health targets for the American Heart Association's (AHA) "Life's Simple 7" including targets for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, smoking, body mass index, physical activity and dietary intake is associated with lower risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality among AAs. The aim of the partnership between AAMWWI and Ohio State is to design a novel intervention for AA males in central Ohio to improve attainment of Life's Simple 7. The audience will hear from Mr. John Gregory, founder of the AAMWWI, Dr. Joshua Joseph, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and Dr. Darrell Gray, II, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and deputy director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity. These speakers will 1) review the history of AAMWWI, 2) review recent longitudinal Life's Simple 7 using data from the AAMWWI, and 3) engage the audience in discussion about ideas for sustainable intervention for AA males that increases attainment of Life's Simple 7. The target audience includes community members and organization leadership, students, faculty, health advocates, medical professionals, and researchers who are engaged in the work of examining health disparities and achieving health equity.en_US
dc.descriptionAUTHOR AFFILIATION: Darrell Gray II, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, darrell.gray@osumc.edu (Corresponding Author); John Gregory, Co-Founder, African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative; Chad Anderson, Executive Director, African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative; Latasha Parks, Nurse, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Joshua Joseph, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine; Mark White, Founder, Gateway Health & Wellness Center, and Co-Founder, African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe burden of type 2 diabetes (DM), obesity, hypertension and cancer are greatest among African-Americans (AA). In Ohio, AAs have the highest mortality from these diseases. Thus, strategies to prevent DM, CVD, cancer and mortality among AAs are a critical and unmet need. The National African-American Male Wellness Walk Initiative (AAMWWI) was established in Columbus in 2004, with the goal to reduce disparities in premature death among AA males. During the last 14 years, it has become the largest health initiative in central Ohio for AAs. Ohio State has been a valued partner in this effort, and leadership from the AAMWWI connected with Ohio State faculty to collaborate in the shared mission of improving disparities in diabetes, CVD, and mortality. We will review the history of AAMWWI, review recent observational data from AAMWWI, and engage the audience.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity Engagement Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, January 24–25, 2018.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican American malesen_US
dc.subjectpremature deathen_US
dc.subjecttype 2 diabetesen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseaseen_US
dc.subjectcanceren_US
dc.titleLife's Simple 7: Saving Black Men's Livesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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