Flint/Genesee County Men's Health Report Volume 1
There are considerable gender health disparities in the United States, including men living an average of 4.8 years less than women. The objective of the Flint/ Genesee County Men's Health Report is to examine the health outcomes, health behaviors, and social determinants of health for Flint and Genesee County, with the goal of identifying health disparities among Black men, White men, Black women, and White women. Health data for Flint and Genesee County were obtained from the Genesee County Health Department, the US Census Bureau, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The Flint Man Up Man Down Study
The Flint Man Up Man Down Study examines stress and mental health for adult Black men in Flint. Specifically, this qualitative study will examine how various masculine identities affect help seeking behavior related to violence, grief, depression, and water insecurity as a result of the Flint Water Crisis.
MANUP Intervention Diabetes Study of Black Men in Flint
This study (1R21NR015589-01A1) is a single-subject, repeated measures intervention where each participant serves as his own control. 40 adult Black men with diabetes will participate in a multi-component intervention comprised of 10 group discussion sessions, two-man buddy partnerships, and motivational text messages. Year 1 is dedicated to the development of the text messages. Year 2 focuses on the control period (pre-baseline for three months), the 10-week intervention, a post-intervention assessment, and 3-month follow up.