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Minority Men's Health Initiative

Eliminating Health Disparities

Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities 

A grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has positioned Hampton University to take a quantum leap to close the gap in Minority Men’s Health Disparities.  Passionate about their innovative research and technology, HBCU researchers work together emphasizing the collective power to improve the quality of health that empowers minority men to live well.  The results will be sustainable for all Americans—healthy men transform to healthy families and healthy communities create a healthier tomorrow today.  The leadership of Hampton University as well as its researchers believe that one’s health and longevity should not be dependent on where one lives or based on an individual’s socioeconomic status, gender, race, or ethnicity.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Funding for the Minority Men’s Health Initiative is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the NIH,
award number U54MD008621-01.

Partner Institutions

Howard University National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education North Carolina A&T State University Clark Atlanta University

News and Announcements

  • Saturday, February 20 Fighting Diabetes in African American Communities Community Engagement Forum Saturday, February 20 Greensboro, NC Flyer (PDF) »
  • Saturday, February 6 Save Our Men Prostate Cancer Early Detection Workshop, Tests and Exams Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests and Digital Rectal Exams (DRE) Flyer (PDF) »
  • HU Skin of Color Symposium Grant Writing Workshop This Seminar is targeted to junior researchers in the early stages of their career and will be led by Donald Frazier, PhD of the University of Kentucky National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) program. Read More »
  • NIH Names Dr. Eliseo PĂ©rez-Stable Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Eliseo J. PĂ©rez-Stable, M.D., as Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Dr. PĂ©rez-Stable is expected to join NIH in September.Read More »
  • YoungStroke 2015 The YoungStroke 2015 conference at Jacksonville, Florida is a critical opportunity for survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals to help shape a new agenda for young stroke in America. With endorsement from the World Stroke Organization and sponsorship by the Mayo Clinic, YoungStroke 2015 will bring together stakeholders to collaborate and serve as a catalyst for changes in policy, communities and the healthcare system.Read More »
  • Join EVMS on May 5-6, 2015 to hear featured presenter, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan!Click here for additional details »
  • Hampton University’s 37th Annual Conference on the Black FamilyCome join leaders from education, politics, health professions and the general community all convening on Hampton University’s beautiful waterfront campus to discuss this year’s theme, “Controlling Diabetes: A Call to Action for Minority Families.” We will focus on the problem of diabetes, health disparities, and diabetes management in communities. The Conference is designed to be a public health intervention aimed at accomplishing selected goals and objectives of the federal government’s Healthy People 2020. Read More »
  • Dr. Maddox speaks about embracing change in health disparities research at the Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Read More »
  • Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Read More »
  • Click here to watch the videocast of the 2015 NIMHD Advisory Council Meeting!
  • National Society of Allied Health 2015 Annual Conference “The Face of Allied Health: Ensuring a Diverse Workforce” March 26-29, 2015, Winston-Salem University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Read More »
  • SAVE OUR MEN Prostate Cancer Early Detection Workshop, Tests and Exams Help us save lives by increasing the awareness of prostate cancer and what can be done about it in our community. You can help by encouraging your family members, friends and others you care about to attend the fourth annual SAVE OUR MEN event in Hampton Roads. The event will include a workshop designed for men and women, prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests and digital rectal examinations. Because of generous sponsors and partners, there is no out of pocket expense to attend and take advantage of all that is offered. More Information (Adobe PDF) »
  • Participate in the PRIDE Summer Institute The Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research PRIDE Summer Institute will provide intensive didactic and mentored research training to underrepresented minority and those with disability engaged either in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders research. The goal of this multidisciplinary training and mentoring program is multidisciplinary research training program is to inspire mentees to conduct research by employing techniques at the forefront of their fields. More Information (Adobe PDF) »
  • MMHI Health Disparities Seminar Series – Dr. Shafiq Khan Join MMHI on Jan. 20th for a seminar presentation by Dr. Shafiq Khan on prostate cancer research! Download Flyer (Adobe PDF, 394kb) »
  • MMHI has Released the Request for Applications for 2015-2016 Pilot Project Program Click here for more information »
  • MMHI Health Disparity Seminar Series – Dr. Jenelle Walker Join MMHI on Dec. 5th for a Seminar Presentation by Dr. Jenelle Walker on Community Based Participatory Research More Information»
  • North Carolina A&T State University holds 2nd Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk
  • 14th Annual Conference Eliminating Health Disparities – “OBESOGENICS” On October 16-17, 2014, join the Center of Excellence in Minortiy Health and Health Disparities at Jackson State University for their Annual Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities. The focus of this year’s conference will be obesogenics, environmental factors that promote obesity. Download Brochure (PDF 382k)»
  • Engaging Underserved Communities in Clinical Trial Recruitment On October 21st, the National Cancer Institute will be hosting their “Research to Reality” cyber-seminar. This webinar will examine the issue of increasing the participation of racial/ethnic and other underrepresented groups in clinical trials. More Information / Online Registration »
  • Dr. Raymond Samuel participated in 2014 NIMHD Health Disparities Course
  • Join the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum on September 6th for the Fifth Annual Prostate Cancer Walk and Run! Download Brochure (PDF 893K)»
  • NIH Roadmap/Common Fund at 10 Years A mechanism for funding biomedical research at NIH that transcends Institute and Center boundaries is bearing fruit. Read More »
  • Hampton University Named 2014 HBCU of the Year Hampton University was named the HBCU of the Year at the fourth annual HBCU Awards ceremony presented by Dillard University on July 11. The award was one of three of the evening for Hampton, which also won top honors for research and women’s athletics. Read More »
  • MMHI’s External Advisory Group member, Dr. Herman Taylor has a new position as Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Morehouse School of Medicine Read More »
  • MMHI Partnership with Hampton University Annual Conference on the Black FamilyThe Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative (MMHI), a five-year $13.5 million grant funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, has established partnership with Hampton University’s Annual Conference on the Black Family. Read Article »
  • MMHI Partnership with Hampton University Ministers’ Conference The Minority Men’s Health Initiative (MMHI) announces a partnership which will leverage the extensive of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference to achieve its mission of research, education, training and outreach activities aimed at reducing health disparities in African-American male populations. Read Article »
  • Pilot Projects Program Request for Applications (RFA) The Hampton University Regional Transdiciplinary Collaborative Center: Minority Men’s Health Initiative (HU-TCC:MMHI) Pilot Project Program plays a pivotal role in expanding the pool of Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ (HBCU) faculty members actively participating… Read More»
  • ‘Research for Life’ Published in US Airways Magazine Read Article»
  • HU receives $13.5 million grant to combat health disparities in minority men Hampton University President William R. Harvey announced today that Hampton University has received $13.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to combat and reduce selective health disparities in minority men. Read Article»
  • Hampton University to Lead Minority Male Health Initiative After pulling together a group of historically Black institutions with notable experience in minority-focused health research, Hampton University officials have announced… Read Article at»
  • 19 Everyday Things That Could Impact Your Heart Health (and What Your Heart Has to Say About It) Your favorite feel-good foods don’t have to pile on the pounds—some can help you lose weight.  They’re called “comfort” foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul.  Though some comfort foods are deep-fried, covered in cheese, or packed with sugar, some can actually help you lose weight.  Beat the battle of the bulge with the following cozy eats. Read article at Health.Com»