Eugene, Oregon

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH – State Health Officer
  • Karen Gaffney — Director, Health and Human Services Lane County
  • Andrea Muzikant — Assistant Director, Health and Human Services Lane County
  • Lane County Health and Human Services:
    • (541) 682-4035
  • Jocelyn Warren – Lane County Public Health; Division Manager and Administrator
  • Eugene City Council:
    • Ward 1: Emily Semple— 541-682-8341
    • Ward 2: Betty Tailor – 541-338-9947
    • Ward 3: Alan Zelenka — 541-682-8343
    • Ward 4: Jennifer Yeh —541-682-8344
    • Ward 5:  Mike Clark—541-682-8345
    • Ward 6: Greg Evans—541-682-8346
    • Ward 7: Claire Syrett —541-682-8347
    • Ward 8: Chris Pryors—541-682-8348

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 886 in Lane County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 413.6/per 100,000 (0.413%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 236 in Lane County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 102.1/per 100,000 (0.102%).

*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:
    • Oregon Cancer Foundation: a nonprofit which empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in the community through education, support and financial assistance.

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Lane County recorded a 157.4 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.157%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute: Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at Sacred Heart Medical Center provides patients with care for heart and vascular disorders, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.
      • (541) 222-7218

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • University Health Center: University of Oregon’s health center offers additional clinical services which includes diabetes management. These services include management of all types of diabetes, as well as pre-diabetes.
      • (541) 346-2747

*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:
    • Youth Suicide Prevention Plan: Oregon Health Authority has a 5 year (2016-2020) youth suicide intervention and prevention plan. This plan focuses on preventing suicide at the earliest ages where it begins to occur, among youth aged 10 to 24 years.
    • Oregon Health Authority Zero Suicide Program:
      • (971) 673-1023
  • Lane County Behavioral Health Counseling Line:
    • (541) 682-3608

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.7% of men in Oregon are obese.
  • “Oregon’s obesity rate 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:
    • Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Program: University of Oregon has a obesity prevention program.
      • (541) 346-2152

*state statistics

Denver, Colorado

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Michael B. Hancock— Mayor
    • (720) 865-9000
  • Jill Hunsaker Ryan, MPH – Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health &             Environment
  • Kirin McGowan – Deputy Director, Colorado Department of Public Health &             Environment
  • Denver Department of Public Health & Environment:
    • (720) 865-5365
  • Bob McDonald – Department of Public Health & Environment; Executive Director
  • Ann Cecchine -Williams – Department of Public Health & Environment; Deputy Director
  • Denver City Council:
    • District 1: Rafael Espinoza
    • District 2: Kevin Flynn – 720-337-2222
    • District 3: Paul D. Lopez— 720-337-3333
    • District 4: Kendra Black—720-337-4444
    • District 5: Mary Beth Susman—720-337-5555
    • District 6: Paul Kashmann—720-337-6666
    • District 7: Jolon Clark
    • District 8: Christopher Herndon—720-337-8888
    • District 9: Albus Brooks—720-337-7709
    • District 10: Wayne New—720-337-7710
    • District 11: Stacie Gilmore—720-337-7711
    • District 12: Robin Kniech—720-337-7712
    • District 9: Deborah “Debbie” Ortega —720-337-7713

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 1,268 in Denver County, Colorado.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 460.9/per 100,000 (0.46%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 303 in Denver County, Colorado.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 106.1/per 100,000 (0.10%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Rays of Hope Cancer Foundation: provides financial assistance to Colorado cancer patients in need. The daily financial burdens of many Colorado cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment include struggling to pay for food, transportation to medical appointments, utilities and housing.
      • (720) 238-5401

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Denver County recorded a 193.1 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.19%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • UC Health Heart and Vascular Center: provides high-quality, compassionate care while developing innovative treatments for heart and vascular diseases.
      • (720) 848-5300

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes: provides state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and teaches patients how to prevent or delay complications associated with diabetes
      • (303) 724-2323

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 903 men in Colorado committed suicide. (Population: 2,822,333)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 31.16/per 100,000 (0.031%)
  • Resources:
    • Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado: formed in 1999, focuses on preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who are working to prevent suicide around the state.
      • (720) 034-2387

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 21.5% of men in Colorado were obese.
  • “Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (22.6%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program: Obesity prevention program by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
      • (303) 692-2462

*state statistics

El Paso, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Kimberly Leighton Wolboldt, MD, MPH – Interim Regional Medical Director
    • (915) 834-7766
  • Arthur Alvarado, MPH, RS — Deputy Regional Director
    • (915) 834-7766
  • City of El Paso Public Health:
    • (915) 212-0200
  • Robert Resendes – El Paso Public Health Department; Director
  • El Paso City Council:
    • District 1: Peter Svarzbein— 915-212-0001
    • District 2: Alexsandra Annello – 915-212-0002
    • District 3: Cassandra Hernandez— 915-212-0003
    • District 4: Dr. Sam Morgan —915-212-0004
    • District 5:  Isabel Salcido—915-212-0005
    • District 6: Claudia Ordaz Perez—915-212-0006
    • District 7: Henry Rivera—915-212-0007
    • District 8: Cissy Lizarrage—915-212-0008

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1,566 cases of cancer in men in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 443.0/per 100,000 (0.443%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (0.429%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 476 cases of prostate cancer in El Paso County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 132.0/per 100,000 (0.132%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 34 cases of testicular cancer in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.7/per 100,000 (0.0077%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Rio Grande Cancer Foundation: helps to reduce the human and economic effects of cancer on the citizens of El Paso County through financial support and development of effective programs for advocacy and education.
      • (915) 562-7660

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, El Paso County recorded a 183.7 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.183%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • El Paso Heart Center: a local provider of cardiac and vascular services in El Paso.
      • (915) 532-4542


Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • El Paso Diabetes Association: focuses to increase awareness and education about unmanaged diabetes.
      • (915) 532-6280

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 (0.269%)
  • Resources:
    • El Paso County Public Health Teen Suicide Prevention— El Paso Public Health has a teen suicide prevention program.
      • Meghan Haynes – Teen Suicide Prevention Planner
      • (719) 578-3130

*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:
    • El Paso County Public Health Healthy Eating Active Living— El Paso Public Health has a healthy eating active living program. Program includes education and outreach to El Paso County residents, training and healthy eating and active living initiatives for child care providers and support and collaboration on healthy eating.
    • YMCA of El Paso:
      • (915) 532-9622

*state statistics

Boise, Idaho

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Dave Jeppesen – Director, Department of Health & Welfare Idaho
    • (208) 334-5500
  • Lisa Hettinger – Deputy Director, Department of Health & Welfare Idaho
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare:
    • (208) 334-5500
  • Central District Health Department (Boise County):
    • (208) 327-7499
  • Russell Duke – Central District Health Department; District Director
  • Boise City Council:
    • Council President: Lauren Mclean
    • Council President Pro Tem: Elaine Clegg
    • Council Member: Scot Ludwig
    • Council Member: Lisa E. Sanchez
    • Council Member: TJ Thomson
    • Council Member: Holli Woodings

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the average annual number of cancer cases in men in Boise County, Idaho were 23.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 353.4/per 100,000 (0.353%)

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2105, 7 cases of prostate cancer were reported on average each year in men in Boise County, Idaho.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 101.1/per 100,000 (0.10%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 61 cases of testicular cancer in Idaho.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.6/per 100,000 (0.0076%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society: a nonprofit organization, which through donations, funds and educates the public about the American Cancer Society and the services they offer. The money raised directly affects the communities in which they are collected and are essential to the American Cancer Society’s ability to provide research and services in Idaho.
      • (208) 422-0847

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Boise County recorded a 166.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.166%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • St. Luke’s Boise: St. Luke’s offers a full spectrum of expert cardiovascular care to diagnose and treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart attacks. The provide services from echocardiography, heart rhythm monitoring, and treadmill stress testing to specialized clinics for managing congestive heart failure, blood thinning medication, lipids, pacemakers, and defibrillators.
      • (208) 381-2222

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • St Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center: St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center provides access to diabetes educators, behavioral health specialists, and specialized medical care. The Boise office also specializes in the management and treatment of diabetes, offering full medical care, along with diabetes management classes, medical nutrition therapy, and behavioral health services. 
      • (208) 814-1000

*Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 320 men in Idaho committed suicide. (Population: 860,458)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 37.82/per 100,000 (0.037%)
  • Resources:
    • Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving, and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.
      • (208) 398-4357

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 30.5% of men in Idaho were diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Idaho’s adult obesity rate is 29.3%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • St. Luke’s Obesity Care: St. Luke’s at Boise offers weight loss surgery with proven health improvement results. For kids and teens, offer healthy lifestyle education to set them up for success and healthy living for the long term.
      • (208) 814-1000

*state statistics

There’s help. I’m a survivor of suicide. My stepdad killed himself when I was 15.  Mens Health is Mental Health. Seattle/ King County: The male suicide rate is 2 to 3 times the female rate in each age group, starting as early as 15-24 years old and up to age 64. 
**There are resources available. There are no cost and subsidized counseling services. There is no shame in opening up, seeking help and getting counseling. I have.  #MensHealthMonth | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255 | Solid advocacy work being carried out by Seattle residents Mariangela Abeo with Faces of Fortitude and Colby Wallace with the “Don’t Give Up” sign movement. 

‘King County provides publicly funded mental health services to low-income people in need. To find out if you qualify for King County Mental Health Services, see who we serve. Even if you do not qualify for our mental health services, you can find out about other low-cost mental health service providers.’

Seattle, WA
Data Summary Information

Local Community Leaders & Influencers
·     Jenny A. Durkan — Mayor
o  jenny.durkan@seattle.gov
o  (206) 684-4000

·     John Weisman, DrPH, MPH – Secretary of Health
o  secretary@doh.wa.gov

·     Kathy Lofy, MD – State Health Officer
o  (360) 236-4246

·     Patty Hayes, RN, MN— Director, Public Health – Seattle & King County

·     Seattle & King County Public Health: Public Information
o  (206) 263-8698

·     Jeffrey Duchin, MD – Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County

·     Seattle City Council:
o  District 1: Lisa Herbold —206-684-8803
o  District 2/ Council President: Bruce A. Harrell – 206-684-8804
o  District 3: Kshama Sawant —206-684-8016
o  District 4: Abel Pacheco—206-684-8808
o  District 5:  Debora Juarez—206-684-8805
o  District 6: Mike O’Brien—206-684-8800
o  District 7: Sally Bagshaw —206-684-8801
o  Position 8: Teresa Mosqueda —206-684-8806
o  Position 9: M. Lorena Gonzalez —206-684-8802

Cancer
·     In 2016, there were a reported 10,319 and in 2017, 10,050 cases of cancer in men in King County, Washington.
Age-adjusted rate: 452.72/per 100,000 (0.452% in 2017) compared to Washington’s 469.89 (0.469.89)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

Prostate Cancer
·     In 2016, there were a reported 1,162 and in 2017, 1,203 cases of prostate cancer in King County, Washington.
This is an age-adjusted rate of 110.05/per 100,000 (0.110% in 2017) compared to Washington’s 107.54 (0.1075%)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

Testicular Cancer
·     In 2016, 69 cases, whereas in 2017, 67 cases of testicular cancer in King County, Washington were reported.
Age-adjusted rate: 5.53/per 100,000 (0.005%) compared to Washington’s 6.88 (0.006%)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

·     Resources:
o  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
: ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. for adult cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019.
§ https://www.seattlecca.org/
§ (206) 606-7222

Heart Disease
·     From 2014-2016, King County recorded a 154.6 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 (0.154%) in men.
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventions; Heart Disease and Stroke (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Reports.aspx)

Stroke
·     From 2014-2016, King County recorded a 30.4 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.030%).
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventions; Heart Disease and Stroke  (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Reports.aspx)

·     Resources: 
o  Summit Cardiology
: providing quality cardiac care and service to patients on the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center campus and surrounding communities since 1996.
§  (206) 363-1004

Diabetes
·     In 2015, 7.4% of men aged 20+were diagnosed with diabetes in King County, Washington.
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Diagnosed Diabetes (https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/diabetes/DiabetesAtlas.html)

·     Resources:
o  Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
: The Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt offers a complete set of treatment, education and support services to diagnose and treat endocrine conditions and diabetes.
§ (206) 598-4882

*Pre-Diabetes
·     In 2015, 36.1% of the adult population in Washington had prediabetes.
·     Age-adjusted: 7.0/per 100,000 
o  Source: American Diabetes Association 
(http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/state.html)

*Suicide
·     In 2017, 1,001 men in Washington committed suicide. (Population: 3,703,473)
Age-adjusted death rate: 26.48/per 100,000 (0.0264%)
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Fatal Injury Data (https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/)

·     Resources: 
o  Forefront Suicide Prevention:
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a center at University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
§ (206) 543-1016

*Obesity
·     In 2017, 28.2% of men in Washington were Obese.
Washington’s adult obesity rate is 27.7%
o  Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/wa/)
o  Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.

·     Resources:
o  Seattle Children’s Obesity Program:
committed to improving overall physical and emotional health of children and teen.
§ Lara.Sim@seattlechildrens.org
§ www.seattlechildrens.org/about/community-benefit/obesity-program/

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms— Mayor
    • (404) 330-6100
  • Fulton County Board of Health— (404) 613-1205
    • Center for Health & Rehabilitation – (404) 613-5835
      • 265 Boulevard N.E Atlanta, GA 30312
  • Atlanta City Council:
    • District 1: Carla Smith – csmith@atlantaga.gov
    • District 2: Amir R. Farokhi – arfarokhi@atlantaga.gov
    • District 3: Antonio Brown – antoniobrown@atlantaga.gov
    • District 4: Cleta Winslow – cwinslow@atlantaga.gov
    • District 5: Natalyn Archibong – narchibong@atlantaga.gov
    • District 6: Jennifer N. Ide – jnide@atlantaga.gov
    • District 7: Howard Shook – hshook@atlantaga.gov
    • District 8: J.P Matzigkeit – jpmatzigkeit@atlantaga.gov
    • District 9: Dustin Hills – aboone@atlantaga.gov
    • District 10: Andrea Boone – aboone@atlantaga.gov
    • District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet – mcoverstreet@atlantaga.gov
    • District 12: Joyce M Shepherd – jmsheperd@atlantaga.gov


Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer Support Community-Atlanta – (404) 843-1880
    • American Cancer Society, Atlanta – 404-816-7800
      • 250 Williams St NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Fulton County, Georgia from 2012-2016, there were 3,035 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 141 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.

    Over those years, there were 450 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Fulton County, Georgia, 30 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 Fulton County, Georgia from 2012-2016, there were 101 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 4 Testicular Cancer cases were reported.

    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Fulton County, Georgia.”
  • 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 199.5 men per 100,00 people in Fulton County.
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=GA)

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 40.5 men per 100,000 people in Fulton County
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=GA)

Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 19.2% of men aged 20+ in Fulton County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.


*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,106 men committed suicide in South Carolina. (population: 5,075,507)

Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 men: 21.82

  • Resources:
    • Georgia Crisis & Access Line – (800) 715-4225
    • Fulton County Behavioral Access & Informational Line – (404) 612-1211

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 29.7% men were diagnosed as being obese in Georgia.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/GA/)

*state statistics

Austin, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Sharon Melville, MD, MPH – Regional Medical Director
    • (254) 771-6717
  • Carol M. Davis, MSPH, CPH— Deputy Regional Director
  • Austin Public Health: Health Fair/Community Event Request
    • (512) 972-5000
  • Cassie De Leon – Austin Public Health Department; Program Head
  • Sam Tedford— Planning and Zoning Department; Head of Healthy Austin Program
  • Austin City Council:
    • District 1: Natasha Harper-Madison— 512-978-2101
    • District 2: Delia Garza – 512-978-2102
    • District 3: Sabino “Pio” Renteria— 512-978-2103
    • District 4: Gregorio “Greg” Casar—512-978-2104
    • District 5:  Ann Kitchen—512-978-2105
    • District 6: Jimmy Flannigan—512-978-2106
    • District 7: Leslie Pool—512-978-2107
    • District 8: Paige Ellis—512-978-2108
    • District 9: Kathie Tovo—512-978-2109
    • District 10: Alison Alter—512-978-2110

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1,873 cases of cancer in men in Travis County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 384.4/per 100,000 (.3844%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (.4299%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 407 cases of prostate cancer in Travis County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 82.1/per 100,000 (0.082%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 31 cases of testicular cancer in Travis County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 4.0/per 100,000 (0.004%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Regarding Cancer: a local nonprofit aiding individuals currently or previously diagnosed with cancer
      • www.regardingcancer.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Travis County recorded a 149.9 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.149%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Austin Heart: provider of cardiac and vascular services in Central, Texas. Founded the Heart Hospital of Austin.
      • (800) 803-6960

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Central Texas Diabetes Coalition: offers diabetes education and support groups as well as prevention programs, nutrition classes, and physical activity classes. Also provides low-cost healthcare clinics & resources.
      • Estephanie Olivares, HHS Program Coordinator: (512) 972-6769

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:
    • Integral Care— Local Mental Health & Behavioral Health Authority
      • (512) 472-4357

*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:
    • Obesity Prevention Program
      • (512) 776-7111
    • YMCA of Austin; Childhood Obesity Intervention
      • (512) 322-9622

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Kathey Coffey — Mayor
    • kathy.coffey@yakimawa.gov
  • John Weisman, DrPH, MPH – Secretary of Health
    • secretary@doh.wa.gov
  • Kathy Lofy, MD – State Health Officer
    • (360) 236-4246
  • Yakima Health District:
    • (509) 249-6508
  • Yakima City Council:
    • District 1: Dulce Gutierrez — dulce.gutierrez@yakimawa.gov
    • District 3: Carmen Mendez— carmen.mendez@yakimawa.gov
    • District 4: Kay Funk—kay.funk@yakimawa.gov
    • District 5/ Mayor: Kathy Coffey—kathy.coffey@yakimawa.gov
    • District 6: Brad Hill—brad.hill@yakimawa.gov
    • District 7: Holly Cousens —holly.cousens@yakimawa.gov

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the average annual number of cancer cases in men in Yakima County, Washington were 478.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 416.4/per 100,000 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2105, 102 cases of prostate cancer were reported on average each year in men in Yakima County, Washington.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 87.2/per 100,000 (0.087%)

*Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 250 cases of testicular cancer in Washington.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.8/per 100,000 (0.006%)
    • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Resources:
    • Astria Health: provides highly advanced oncology and hematology services along with support for emotional and spiritual needs.
      • (509) 575-5000

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Yakima County recorded a 213.1 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.231%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Yakima Heart Center: provider of cardiac and vascular services in Yakima, Washington.
      • (509) 248-7715

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Diabetes and Chronic Disease Education: Virginia Mason Memorial offers an education program about diabetes and chronic diseases. This program from the International Diabetes Center delivers basic education for patients to understand and take care of their diabetes on a daily basis.
      • (509) 249-5243

*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:
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Yakima: Comprehensive Crisis Staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Yakima County. Highly trained professionals assess and stabilize crises by providing immediate intervention, and by facilitating further treatment as needed – by telephone, in person, or by referral to additional community resources.
      • (509) 575-4200

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 28.2% of men in Washington were Obese.
  • Washington’s adult obesity rate is 27.7%
    • Source Citation: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • The Memorial Foundation, Healthy Yakima: The Memorial Foundation help fund many programs to promote health and wellness. One of these programs is the childhood obesity prevention.
      • General Information: (509) 576-5794

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Muriel Bowser — Mayor
    • (202) 727-2643
    • eom@dc.gov
  • DC Health – doh@dc.gov
    • Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt – Director
    • Dr. Jacqueline Watson—Chief of Staff
    • Dr. Anjali Talwalkar – Community Health Administration

Cancer

  • In 2016, the rate of cancer deaths was 180.4 per 100,000 men. Lung & Bronchus Cancer was the leading cancer cause of death. (0.18%)
  • The GW Medical Faculty Associates – Support for Families & Caregivers
    • 22nd & I Street, NW
      Ground Floor
      Washington, DC 20037
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
    • (202) 483-8600
    • 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, the rate of prostate cancer deaths was 116.8 per 100,000 men. Prostate Cancer was the 2nd leading cancer cause of death followed by colon & rectum cancer. (0.12%)
  • “In 2016, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 192,443 new cases of Prostate Cancer were reported, and 30,370 men died of Prostate Cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 men, 101 new Prostate Cancer cases were reported and 19 died of cancer.
    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to 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 2016, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 8,826 new cases of Testicular Cancer were reported, and 431 men died of Testicular Cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 men, 6 new Testicular Cancer cases were reported and <1 person died of cancer.” (0.006%)
    • 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

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • DC Health, Diabetes Prevention & Control
      • (202) 442-9130
      • Diabetes Local
    • Howard University Hospital, Diabetes Treatment Center
      • Diabetes Self-Management Education
      • (202) 865-3350

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 18.8% of men aged 20+ in D.C. City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

Suicide

  • In 2017, 35 men committed suicide in D.C. (population: 329,199)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 10.10 (0.01%)
  • Resources:
    • D.C. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • D.C Suicide Hotline— 1-703-527-4077

Obesity

  • In 2017, 32.3% of men in D.C. were diagnosed as being obese. However, D.C also has the second lowest adult obesity rate in the nation.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/dc/)

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • St. Joseph County Board of Health
    • Dale d. Deardorff, M.D – President
    • Karen D. Davis, M.D – Vice-President
  • St. Joseph Health Improvement Alliance
    • Regular meetings:
      • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
      • 3rd Thursday of every month
    • United Way of St. Joseph County (3517 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend)

Cancer

  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of cancer deaths was 217.9 men per 100,000 people. There were 1,435 cases reported. (0.22%)
  • In the same time frame, the rate of new cancer cases was 488.9 men per 100,000 people. There were 3,296 cases reported.

Prostate Cancer

  • “In St. Joseph County, Indiana from 2011-2015, there were 666 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 93 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. (0.10%)
    Over those years, there were 138 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in St. Joseph County, Indiana, 22 died of Prostate Cancer”
  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of prostate cancer deaths was 21.7 per 100,000 men.
  • In the same time frame, the rate of new cancer cases was 92.9 per 100,000 men

Testicular Cancer

  • In St. Joseph County, Indiana from 2011-2015, there were 46 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 8 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.008%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of new cancer cases was 7.7 per 100,000 men.

Heart Disease

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Beacon Health System, Diabetes Care
      • Diabetes Education Program at Memorial Drive – (574) 647-7700 

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 896 men committed suicide in Indiana. (population: 3,287,095)
  • Age-adjusted death rate per 100,000: 27.25 (0.03%)
  • Resources:
    • Elkhart County Suicide Prevention Coalition – www.elkhartsuicideprevention.org
    • Suicide Prevention Center at St. Joseph County – (574) 247-6047

Obesity

  • Resources:
    • St. Joseph Reducing Obesity Coalition – (574) 245-6749
      • 8th Floor, County-City Building, 227 West Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, Indiana

*state statistics