Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Becky Ames— Mayor
    • (409) 880 3770
  • Beaumont Health Education – (409)-654-3619/3621
    • Public Education
    • Community Health Fairs
    • Printed Materials
  • Beaumont City Council— (409) 880-33770
    • Ward 1: Virginia Jordan
    • Ward 2: Mike Getz
    • Ward 3: Audwin Samuel
    • Ward 4: Robin Mouton

Cancer

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Jefferson County, Texas from 2012-2016, there were 606 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 89 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. Over those years, there were 137 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Jefferson County, Texas, 24 died of Prostate Cancer.
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Jefferson County, Texas from 2012-2016, there were <16 new cases of Testicular Cancer.
  • Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Jefferson County, Texas.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Heart Disease

  • From 2014 – 2016, the heart disease death rate was 49.4 men per 100,00 people in Jefferson County. (0.05%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=TX)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association – (866) 698-5414

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 285.9 men per 100,000 people in Jefferson County. (0.30%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=TX)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Beaumont Health, Diabetes Services
      • Royal Oak: (248) 551-0952
      • St. Clair Shores: (586) 779-7661
      • Troy: (248) 964-8144

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 29.2% of men aged 20+ in Jefferson County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,962 men committed suicide in Texas. (population: 14,061,793)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 21.39 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Beaumont Emergency Center, Suicide Prevention— (409) 840-4004
    • Crisis Center of South East Texas – 1-800-7-WE-CARE
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
      • Cammy Hazmin, Area Director— chazim@afsp.org; (281) 757-1394
      • WyKisha McKinney, Chapter Board ChairSoutheastTX@afsp.org

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 33.9% men were diagnosed as being obese in Texas. Texas is also ranked 14th amongst the most obese states.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/TX/)

*state statistics