Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Carlos Plasencia, MD, MSPH – Regional Medical Director
    • (713) 767-3000
  • Greta Etnyre, MS, RD, REHS/RS — Deputy Regional Director
  • Houston Health Department: General Information
    • (832) 393-5169
  • Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH – Harris County Public Health; Executive Director
  • Houston City Council:
    • District A: Brenda Stardig— 832-393-3010
    • District B: Jerry Davis – 832-393-3009
    • District C: Ellen Cohen— 832-393-3004
    • District D: Dwight Boykins—832-393-3001
    • District E:  Dave Martin—832-393-3008
    • District F: Steve Le—832-393-3002
    • District G: Greg Travis—832-393-3007
    • District H: Karla Cisneros—832-393-3003
    • District I: Robert Gallegos—832-393-3011
    • District J: Mike Laster—832-393-3015
    • District k: Martha Castex-Tatum —832-393-3016
    • At-Large 1: Mike Knox—832-393-3014
    • At-Large 2: David Robinson—832-393-3013
    • At-Large 3: Michael Kubosh—832-393-3005
    • At-Large 4: Amanda Edwards—832-393-3012
    • At-Large 5: Jack Christie—832-393-3017

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 7,707 cases of cancer in men in Harris County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 414.1/per 100,000 (0.414%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (0.429%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1841 cases of prostate cancer in Harris County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 94/per 100,000 (0.094%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 107 cases of testicular cancer in Harris County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 4.4/per 100,000 (0.004%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • B.I.G Love Cancer Care: a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing basic necessities and personalized care for cancer kids and their families
      • www.biglovecancercare.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Harris County recorded a 208.9 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.208%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Houston Methodist: top ranked hospital in Houston for Cardiology & Heart Surgery by US News & World Report.
      • (832) 667-5694

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Houston Methodist Diabetes Associates: assess patients for diabetes prevention and/or complications to create an individualized treatment plan.
      • Estephanie Olivares, HHS Program Coordinator: (713) 441-4451

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,924 men in Texas committed suicide. (Population: 10,930,317)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.90/per 100,000 (0.0269%)
  • Resources:
    • Mental Health America of Greater Houston— focused on shaping mental health of people
      • (713) 523-8963
    • Crisis Intervention— helping people in crisis. Provides suicide prevention counseling
      • (832) 416-1177

*Obesity

  • Resources:
    • Obesity Prevention Program
      • (512) 776-7111

*state statistics

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Ken Miyagishima— Mayor
    • (575) 541-2067
    • KMiyagishima@las-cruces.org
  • Kathyleen M. Kunkel – Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health
    • (505) 827-2613
  • Jamie Michael – Health and Human Services Director
  • Dona Ana County Health & Human Services:
    • (575) 525-5833
  • Las Cruces City Council:
    • District 1: Kasandra Gandara— 575-541-2066
    • District 2: Greg Smith – 575-541-2066
    • District 3: Gabriel Vasquez— 575-541-2066
    • District 4: Jack Eakman—575-541-2066
    • District 5:  Gill Sorg—575-541-2066
    • District 6: Yvonne Flores—575-541-2066

Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, there were a reported 472 cases of cancer in non-Hispanic white men and 414 cases in Hispanic men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 394.87/per 100,000 (0.394% Non-Hispanic Men) and 461.54/per 100,000 (0.461% Hispanic Men) compared to New Mexico’s 345.17 (0.345%)

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, there were a reported 129 cases of prostate cancer in Non-Hispanic White men, whereas 98 cases of prostate cancer in Hispanic men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 118.7/per 100,000 (0.118% Non-Hispanic white men) and 93.41/per 100,000 (0.093% Hispanic men) compared to New Mexico’s 78.26 (0.078%)

Testicular Cancer

  • From 2014-2015, less than 5 cases of testicular cancer in Non-Hispanic White men in Dona Ana County, New Mexico were reported. In 2014 less than 5 whereas, in 2015, 5 cases of testicular cancer in Hispanic men were reported in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.09/per 100,000 (0.006% Hispanic men) compared to New Mexico’s 6.63 (0.0066%)
  • Resources:
    • Memorial Medical Center: Memorial Medical Center has a cancer center, “Memorial Cancer Center”. It is the only cancer program in Southern New Mexico that provides Medical Oncology, Hematology and Radiation Oncology.

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Dona Ana County recorded a 156.6 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.156%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Dona Ana County recorded a 35.1 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.035%).
  • Resources:
    • New Mexico Cardiac Care: provider of a comprehensive range of cardiac treatments and services in Dona Ana County and its underserved areas.
      • (575) 521-3270

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Memorial Medical Center: offers dietitians, diabetic educators to work with patients to help manage their diabetes.
      • (575) 522-8641
    • Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach: a non-profit organization which offers diabetes screening, talks and information sessions regarding diabetes.
      • (575) 522-0289

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • Resources:
    • Mesilla Valley Hospital— Mesilla Valley Hospital has a “Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide”, which is committed to reducing the number of youth suicides and suicide attempts by public awareness through educational training programs.
      • (575) 382-3500

*Obesity

  • Resources:
    • Healthy Kids New Mexico: A project of the New Mexico Department of Health, State and local partners. The program focuses to give kids what they need to play, eat well, learn well, and live a healthy life.

*state statistics

Salt Lake City, Utah

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Joseph Miner, MD, MSPH – Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
    • (801) 538-6111
  • Gary Edwards, MS – Executive Director, Salt Lake County Health Department
  • Dorothy Adams, MPA, LEHS— Deputy Director, Salt Lake County Health Department
  • Salt Lake County Health Department: General Information
    • (385) 468-4100
  • Salt Lake City, City Council:
    • District 1: James Roger
    • District 2: Andrew Johnston
    • District 3: Chris Wharton
    • District 4: Ana Valdemoros
    • District 5:  Erin Mendenhall
    • District 6: Charlie Luke
    • District 7: Amy Fowler

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,899 in Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 446.5/per 100,000 (0.446%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 474 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 107.4/per 100,000 (0.107%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2009, there were a reported 47 cases of testicular cancer in Salt Lake County, Utah.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 8.43/per 100,000 (0.0084%) compared to Utah’s 6.81 (.0068%)
  • Resources:
    • Huntsman Cancer Foundation: a nonprofit which uses donations to further treatment, education and research being conducted at the Huntsman Cancer Institute
      • (801) 587-7000

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Salt Lake County recorded a 180.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.18%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Salt Lake County recorded a 38.9 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.038%).
  • Resources:
    • Cardiovascular Center: The Cardiovascular Center at University of Utah Health is located inside University of Utah Hospital on the east side of Salt Lake City. Heart care ranging from cardiology to heart surgery and care for vascular diseases (circulation) are all provided at the center. There are both inpatient and outpatient services—hospital and clinic services.
      • (801) 585-7676

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center: University of Utah Health offers diabetes management services at multiple locations. Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center helps diabetes patients, by reducing complications and suffering with the end goal of ultimately preventing diabetes.
      • (801) 581-7761

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 499 men in Utah committed suicide. (Population: 1,561,688)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 34.14/per 100,000 (0.034%)
  • Resources:
    • Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition: The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah
      • (800) 273-8255

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 26.1% of men in Utah were diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Utah’s adult obesity rate is 25.3%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.

*state statistics

Tucson, Arizona

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Dr. Cara M. Christ – Director, Arizona Department of Health Services
    • General and Public Information: (602) 542-1025
  • Marcy Flanagan – Pima County Health Officer
    • (520) 724-7764
  • Suzanne Goodman— Health Department Board Coordinator (Pima County)
    • (520) 724-8239
  • Tucson City Council:
    • Ward 1: Regina Romero — 520-791-4040
    • Ward 2: Paul Cunningham – 520-791-4687
    • Ward 3: Paul Durham — 520-791-4711
    • Ward 4: Shirley Scott —520-791-3199
    • Ward 5: Richard Fimbres—520-791-4231
    • Ward 6: Steve Kozachik—520-791-4601

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the average annual count of cancer cases in men Pima County, Arizona is 2,307.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 395.3/per 100,000 (0.395%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, there were a reported 406 cases on average each year in Pima County, Arizona.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 65.2/per 100,000 (0.065%)

* Testicular Cancer

  • 173 cases of testicular cancer have been reported in 2016 in Arizona.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 5.2/per 100,000 (0.005%).
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society Arizona: provides cancer information and resources in Arizona. It runs a program in Tucson along with other regions of Arizona to manage cancer treatment, recovery and emotional support.
      • (520)-222-8607

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Pima County recorded a 174.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.174%).

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • TMC Health Care: offers a diabetes education program.
      • (520) 327-5461

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,016 men in Arizona committed suicide. (Population: 3,488,301)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 28.18/per 100,000 (0.028%)
  • Resources:
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona
      • (520) 622-6000

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 30.1% of men in Arizona were obese.
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Arizona Department of Health Services: Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity in the Prevention Health Services Division at the Arizona Department of Health Services is focused on positively impacting nutrition, physical activity and obesity.
      • Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity: (602) 542-1886
    • Desert Milagros: outpatient treatment center that specializes in treatment of eating disorders.
      • (520) 369-4304

*state statistics

San Jose, California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Sara H. Cody, MD – Public Health Director
  • Rocio Luna, DrPH, MPH— Deputy Director
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department: General Information
    • (408) 792-5050
  • San Jose City Council:
    • District 1: Charles “Chappie” Jones — 408-535-4901
    • District 2: Sergio Jimenez – 408-535-4902
    • District 3: Raul Peralez— 408-535-4903
    • District 4: Lan Diep—408-535-4904
    • District 5:  Magdalena Carrasco— 408-535-4905
    • District 6: Devora “Dev” Davis— 408-535-4906
    • District 7: Maya Esparza— 408-535-4907
    • District 8: Sylvia Arenas— 408-535-4908
    • District 9: Pam Foley— 408-535-4909
    • District 10: Johnny Khamis— 408-535-4910

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 3,604 cases of cancer in men in Santa Clara County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 379.64/per 100,000 (0.37%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.41%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 775 cases of prostate cancer in Santa Clara County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 79.33/per 100,000 (0.079%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 59 cases of testicular cancer in Santa Clara County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 5.77/per 100,000 (0.0057%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • Cancer CAREpoint: a nonprofit organization assisting patients, family members and caregivers from the cancer diagnosis through survivorship.
      • (408)-402-6611

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Santa Clara County recorded a 131.4 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.13%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Santa Clara County recorded a 24.7 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.024%).
  • Resources:
    • Cardiac and Vascular Care: provider of cardiac and vascular care services in San Jose, California
      • (408) 295-2257

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has diabetes center which focuses on diabetes education as a successful way of managing diabetes.
      • (408) 793-2515

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Fatal Injury Data (https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/)
  • Resources:
    • Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services: The County’s behavioral health services have a suicide and crisis hotline. This is a 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline for phone intervention and emotional support by highly trained.
      • Hotline: (855) 278-4204

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Childhood Feeding Collaborative: Santa Clara County Public Health has a Childhood Feeding Collaborative, which aims to prevent chronic, lifestyle-related health conditions in children by helping them grow into happy, competent, and healthy eaters

*state statistics

San Francisco. California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Grant Colfax – Director of Health, County of San Francisco
  • Naveena Bobba — Deputy Director of Health, County of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health:
    • (415) 554-2500
  • San Francisco City Council:
    • District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer — 415-554-7410
    • District 2: Catherine Stefani – 415-554-7752
    • District 3: Aaron Peskin — 415-554-7450
    • District 4:Gordon Mar—415-554-7460
    • District 5:  Vallie Brown—415-554-7630
    • District 6: Matt Haney—415-554-7970
    • District 7: Norman Yee—415-554-6516
    • District 8: Rafael Mandelman—415-554-6968
    • District 9: Hillary Ronen—415-554-5144
    • District 10: Shamann Walton—415-554-7670
    • District 10: Ahsha Safai —415-554-6975

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 2,034 cases of cancer in men in San Francisco County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 421.83/per 100,000 (0.421%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 392 cases of prostate cancer in San Francisco County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 81.14/per 100,000 (0.081%) compared to San Francisco’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 37 cases of testicular cancer in San Francisco County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.00/per 100,000 (0.007%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • The Second Opinion: provides free, comprehensive second opinions to adults in California diagnosed with cancer. It focuses on helping adults diagnosed with cancer to understand their disease and treatment options. Second Opinion makes sure that patients and their families receive the clarity they need to make informed medical decisions.
      • (415)-775-9956
    • Cancer Support Community: provides comprehensive integrative care, including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise and patient education programs, for people with cancer and their families or caregivers.
      • (925)-933-0107

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, San Francisco County recorded a 143.3 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.143%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, San Francisco County recorded a 31.3 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.031%).
  • Resources:
    • UCSF Cardiovascular and Prevention Center: The Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center has experts in cardiology and vascular disease, providing treatment of heart conditions and research into new and better procedures.
      • (415) 353-2873

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Diabetes Center at UCSF: The Diabetes Center has leading experts in diabetes research, patient care, and patient education focused to improve the quality of life of those living with diabetes.
      • (415) 476-9425

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Resources:
    • San Francisco Suicide Prevention
      • Crisis Line: (415) 781-0500

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
    • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
  • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/ca/)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program:  Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program is running a program called, “The Feeling Good”, which is part of the Nutrition Services Program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The program aim to improve the nutritional well-being and physical activity of low income San Francisco residents by providing nutrition education. The program’s mission is to create innovative partnerships so that low-income Californians are enabled to adopt health eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle
      • General Information: (415) 575-5689

*state statistics

San Diego, California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Nick Macchione – Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego
    • (619) 515-6555
  • Carol M. Davis, MSPH, CPH— Deputy Regional Director
  • San Diego City Council:
    • District 1: Barbara Bry— 619-236-6611
    • District 2: Jennifer Campbell – 619-236-6622
    • District 3: Chris Ward— 619-236-6633
    • District 4: Monica Montgomery—619-236-6644
    • District 5:  Mark Kersey—619-236-6655
    • District 6: Chris Cate—619-236-6616
    • District 7: Scott Sherman —619-238-1360
    • District 8: Vivian Moreno—619-236-6688
    • District 9: Georgette Gomez —619-236-6699

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 6,874 cases of cancer in men in San Diego County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 413.65/per 100,000 (0.413%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1607 cases of prostate cancer in San Diego County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 92.28/per 100,000 (0.092%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 112 cases of testicular cancer in San Diego County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.41/per 100,000 (0.006%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • Cancer Angels of San Diego: a local nonprofit organization which primarily focuses on providing direct financial relief for stage IV patients in San Diego County.
    • Cancer Care: professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer.
      • www.cancercare.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, San Diego County recorded a 170.4 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.17%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, San Diego County recorded a 34.6 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.034%).
  • Resources:
    • San Diego Cardiac Center: provides cardiovascular prevention, diagnosis and intervention treatment.
      • (858) 244-6800

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • UC San Diego Health: offers diabetic care by providing newest proven therapies, technologies and therapeutic lifestyle to manage diabetes.

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Resources:
    • San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council— The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council (SPC) is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on realizing a vision of zero suicides in San Diego County.
      • (858) 609-7960

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program
      • General Information: (619) 542-4100
  • San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative: a public-private partnership focused at reducing and preventing childhood obesity through policy, systems, and environmental change.
    • (858) 609-7961

*state statistics

San Antonio, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH – Regional Medical Director
    • (210) 949-2000
  • Gale Morrow, MPH, MCHES— Deputy Regional Director
  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health District:
    • (210) 207-8780
  • Colleen Bridger – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District; Director
  • San Antonio City Council:
    • District 1: Roberto C. Trevino— 210-207-7279
    • District 2: Art A. Hall – 210-207-7278
    • District 3: Rebecca J. Viagran— 210-207-7064
    • District 4: Rey Saldana—210-207-7281
    • District 5: Shirley Gonzales—210-207-7043
    • District 6: Greg Brockhouse—210-207-7065
    • District 7: Ana Sandoval —210-207-7044
    • District 8: Manny Pelaez—210-207-7086
    • District 9: John Courage —210-207-7325
    • District 10: Clayton Perry—210-207-7276

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 3,254 cases of cancer in men in Bexar County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 387/per 100,000 (0.387%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (0.429%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 530 cases of prostate cancer in Bexar County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 60.4/per 100,000 (0.06%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 67 cases of testicular cancer in Bexar County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.7/per 100,000 (0.0067%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Start Center for Cancer Care: providing care for cancer patients and also help in the development of new methods of treatment.
    • Cancer Council: an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that funds the fight against cancer.
      • www.sacancercouncil.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Bexar County recorded a 222.3 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.22%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Methodist Heart Hospital: a part from providing other services, Methodist Healthcare is a provider of cardiac and vascular care for men, women and children through Methodist Heart Hospital.
      • (210) 575-6800

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • UT Health San Antonio: UT Health San Antonio offers care in multiple specialties. UT Health Diabetes helps people to control their blood sugar as well as their lipid levels, blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors.
      • To make an appointment: (210) 450-9050

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,924 men in Texas committed suicide. (Population: 10,930,317)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.90/per 100,000 (0.026%)
  • Resources:
    • The Center for Health Care Services— provides services to improve the lives of people with mental health disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
      • Crisis Hot Line: (210) 223-7233
      • Appointment (Adult): (210) 261-1250
      • Appointment (Children): (210) 261-3350

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 33.9% of men in Texas were obese.
  • “Texas has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (33.0%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention – obesity prevention program in Health Service Region 8 to reduce the burden of death and diseases related to overweight and obesity in the area.
      • (210) 949-2043

*state statistics

Portland, Oregon

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Ted Wheeler — Mayor
    • MayorWheeler@portlandoregon.gov
    •  (503) 823-4120
  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH – State Health Officer
  • Patricia Charles-Heathers — Director Health Department, Multnomah County
    • (503) 988-3674
  • Multnomah County Health Department Administration:
    • (503) 988-3674
  • Rachael Banks – Multnomah County Health Department; Public Health Administrator
  • Portland City Council:
    • Commissioner: Chloe Eudaly— 503-823-4682
    • Commissioner: Nick Fish – 503-823-3589
    • Commissioner: Ana Fritz — 503-823-3008
    • Commissioner: Jo Ann Hardesty — 503-823-4151
    • City Auditor: Mary Hull Caballero—503-823-4078

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,698 in Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 484.2/per 100,000 (0.484%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 354 in Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 96.6/per 100,000 (0.096%).

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, 119 case of testicular cancer have been reported in Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.1/per 100,000 (0.006%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute: the institute is working in all areas of cancer care, from advances in breast and lung cancer to new treatments for leukemia and prostate and colorectal cancer.
      • 503-494-8311

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Multnomah County recorded a 186.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.186%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Multnomah County recorded a 41.8 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.041%).
  • Resources:
    • OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute: OHSU is the only hospital in Oregon to be ranked among the top 50 in the country for Cardiology and heart Surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report
      • (503) 494-1775

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Portland Clinic Diabetes Center: provides patients with the specialists, expert consultants, and classes to effectively manage the disease of diabetes.
      • (503) 223-3113

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 630 men in Oregon committed suicide. (Population: 2,052,989)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 29.34/per 100,000 (0.029%)
  • Resources:
    • Crisis Hotline: The city of Portland has a 24 hours crisis hotline.
      • Portland Suicide Lifeline: (503) 972-3456

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.7% of men in Oregon were obese.
  • “Oregon’s adult obesity rate in the nation is 29.4%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention: The state Public Health Division works with local partners across Oregon on community solutions to help increase healthy food choices and connect people to places and opportunities where they can be regularly active
      • (971) 673-0984

*state statistics

Olympia, Washington

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Weisman, DrPH, MPH – Secretary of Health
    • secretary@doh.wa.gov
  • Kathy Lofy, MD – State Health Officer
    • (360) 236-4246
  • Schelli Slaughter — Director, Public Health and Social Service Thurston County
    • (360) 867-2502
  • Thurston County Public Health and Social Services:
    • (360) 867-2500
  • Dr. Rachel Wood – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services; Health Officer
  • Olympia City Council:
    • Council Member: Clark Gilman — 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Jim Cooper – 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Lisa Parshley — 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Nathaniel Jones— 360-753-8447
    • Council Member: Renata Rollins — 360-753-8447
    • Mayor Pro Tem: Jessica Bateman—360-753-8447

Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 750 cases of cancer in men in Thurston County, Washington.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 460.66/per 100,000 (0.460%) compared to Seattle-Puget Sound’s 503.48 (0.503%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 181 cases of prostate cancer in Thurston County, Washington.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 101.1/per 100,000 (0.10%) compared to Seattle-Puget Sound’s 107.54 (0.107%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2017, there were a reported 8 cases of testicular cancer in Thurston County, Washington.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.55/per 100,000 (0.0065%) compared to Seattle-Puget’s 6.88 (0.0068%)
  • Resources:
    • The Mayday Foundation: a non-profit organization that provides immediate, practical financial support to families that are impacted with a cancer diagnosis. The Mayday Foundation focuses on helping Thurston and Grays Harbor families avoid financial toxicity and decrease the chances of bankruptcy.
      • 206-498-7444
    • Osborn Cancer Care: provides compassionate and state-of-the-art medical cancer treatment.
      • 360-354-5168

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Thurston County recorded a 198.1 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.198%).

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Boldt Diabetes and Nutrition Education Centers: Providence Health and Services, Washington have a diabetes education center in Olympia. The center helps patient understanding disease processes, managing medications, blood-sugar monitoring, dietary change, pregnancy counseling, gestational diabetes etc.

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,001 men in Washington committed suicide. (Population: 3,703,473)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.48/per 100,000 (0.026%)
  • Resources:
    • Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties— provides 24 hours support via telephone to empower people especially those who are in a crisis.
      • General Information: (360) 586-2888

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.2% of men in Washington were Obese.
  • Washington’s adult obesity rate is 27.7%
  • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/wa/)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • South Sound Preventive Medicine: a medical practice devoted entirely to weight loss and Obesity Medicine.
      • (360) 388-4369

*state statistics