Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Bernard C. “Jack” Young— Mayor
  • Baltimore City Health Department
    • Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Health Commissioner
    • Jennifer Martin, JD, MA, Population Health & Disease Prevention
    • Kimberly Eshleman, MPH, Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
      • (410) 955-8964
    • Baltimore County Cancer Coalition
      • (410) 377-8104

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Baltimore County, Maryland from 2011-2015, there were 2,987 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 127 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. Over those years, there were 368 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Baltimore County, Maryland, 17 died of Prostate Cancer.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999-2015): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2018.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Baltimore County, Maryland from 2011-2015, there were 87 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 5 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.005%). Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Baltimore County, Maryland.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999-2015): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2018.

Heart Disease

  • Resources:
    • Million Hearts Initiative: Million Hearts – (410) 396-9931 

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • American Diabetes Association – dmcshea@diabetes.org; 410-265-0075
      • 2002 Clipper Park Road
        Suite 110
        Baltimore, Maryland, 21211

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 23.3% of men aged 20+ in Baltimore City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 487 men committed suicide in Maryland. (population: 2,934,154)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 15.98 (.016%)
  • Resources:
    • Maryland Crisis Connect
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • Baltimore Suicide 24 Hr. Hotline – 1 (410) 433-5175

*Obesity

*state statistics