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Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Penny Borenstein, MD, MPH— Public Health Director for County of San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo Public Health Department: Main Public Health Line
    • (805) 781-5500
  • San Luis Obispo Council:
    • Council Member: Carlyn Christianson— 805-550-9320
    • Council Member: Aaron Gomez – 805-540-9053
    • Council Member: Erica A. Stewart— 805-540-1154

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 821 cases of cancer in men in San Luis Obispo County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 439.75/per 100,000 (0.439%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 221 cases of prostate cancer in San Luis Obispo County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 110.31/per 100,000 (0.11%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, less than 15 cases of testicular cancer were reported in San Luis Obispo County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate from 2012-2016: 9.84/per 100,000 (0.009%) compared to California’s 5.91 (2016).
  • Resources:
    • Hearst Cancer Resource Center: a one-of-a-kind resource in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer. The goal of the center is to help persons with cancer learn about the disease, recognize opportunity for improved health, build a personal support system, and gain a sense of extended family
      • 888-760-2194

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, San Luis Obispo County recorded a 150 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.15%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, San Luis Obispo County recorded a 38.8 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.038%).
  • Resources:
    • Coastal Cardiology: provider of a wide range of cardiovascular services and procedures in San Luis Obispo.
      • (805) 782-8844

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
  • Resources:
    • Transitions-Mental Health Association: A nonprofit organization serving San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara Counties promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness.
    • SLO Hotline is a confidential mental health support, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line.
      • (800) 783-0607

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force: HEAL-SLO was founded in 2005. Urged by Health Commission and Community members, the Board of Supervisors endorsed the creation of a Childhood Obesity Prevention Task Force to develop a county-wide Strategic Action.
      • General Information: (805) 781-1560

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Richmond City Health District – 804-205-3500
    • 400 E. Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219
    • Executive Office – (804) 205-3722
    • Director— (804) 205-3722
    • Deputy Director – (804) 205-3722
  • Richmond City Council – (804) 646-2778:
    • District 1: Andreas D. Addison
    • District 2: Kimberly B. Gray
    • District 3: Christopher A. Hilbert, Vice President
    • District 4: Kristen N. Larson
    • District 5: Parker C. Agelasto
    • District 6: Ellen F. Robertson
    • District 7: Cynthia I. Newbillie, President
    • District 8: Reva M. Trammell
    • District 9: Micharl J. Jones


Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Johnston-Willis Hospital, Cancer Resources
      • (804) 591-4152
      • Support counseling (804) 483-5078

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Richmond City, Virginia from 2012-2016, there were 728 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 140 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 87 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Richmond City, Virginia, 21 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 Richmond City, Virginia from 2012-2016, there were <16 new cases of Testicular Cancer.
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Richmond City, Virginia.” (no  info.)
    • 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 232.8 men per 100,000 people. (0.23%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=MD)

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 41.7 men per 100,000 people. (0.04%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=MD)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • American Diabetes Association, Richmond
    • Bon Secours- Sarah Garland Jones Center
      • (804) 287-7776
    • The Balm In Gilead – SDFI Virginia
      • (804) 644-2256
    • VCU Health Hub at 25th
      • (804) 628-6401

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 22.9% of men aged 20+ in Richmond City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 920 men committed suicide in Virginia. (population: 4,166,727)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 21.44 (0.02%)

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Dr. Karen Ramstorm – Health Officer, Shasta County
  • Shasta County Health and Human Services: Public Health Branch
    • (530) 225-5591
  • Redding City Council:
    • Vice Mayor: Adam McElvain — 530-225-4447
    • Mayor Pro Tempore: Erin Resner – 530-225-4447
    • Council Member: Kristen Schreder— 530-225-4447
    • Council Member: Michael Dacquisto —530-225-4447

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 574 cases of cancer in men in Shasta County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 476.28/per 100,000 (0.476%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%).

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 116 cases of prostate cancer in Shasta County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 84.54/per 100,000 (0.084%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were less than 15 cases of testicular cancer reported in Shasta County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.53/per 100,000 (0.007%), from 2012-2016 compared to California’s 5.91/0.005% (2016)
  • Resources:

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Shasta County recorded a 227.5 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.227%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • The Cardiovascular Center: provides a full range of treatment services, including non-invasive and invasive diagnostic testing.
      • (530) 241-1144

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Diabetes Care Center: offers comprehensive diabetes self-management education through classes and individual counseling.
      • (530) 244-5400

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:
    • Suicide Prevention Workgroup: The Shasta Suicide Prevention Workgroup is a local collaboration of public and private agencies and concerned community members focused on reducing the amount of suicides in Shasta County. 
      • (530) 225-5854

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Shasta Family YMCA:
      • (530) 246-9622

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Philadelphia City Council:
    • District 1: Mark Squilla – (215) 686-3458
    • District 2: Kenyatta Johnson – (215) 686-3412
    • District 3: Jannie Blackwell – (215) 686-3418
    • District 4: Curtis Jones, Jr. – (215) 686-3416
    • District 5, Council President: Darrell L. Clarke – (215) 686-3442
    • District 6: Bobby Henon – (215) 686-3444
    • District 7: Maria D. Quinones-Sanchez – (215) 686-3448
    • District 8: Cindy Bass – (215) 686-3424
    • District 9: Cherelle Parker – (215) 686-3454
    • District 10: Brian J. O’Neill – (215) 686-3422


Cancer

  • Resources:
    • The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland— (215) 879-7733
      • Support & Networking Groups, Prostate Cancer Networking Group
      • Lectures & Workshops
      • Nutritional Programs
      • Mind-Body Wellness Programs
      • Monthly Men’s Breakfast

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania from 2011-2015, there were 5,229 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 147 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 890 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 31 died of Prostate Cancer.” (0.03%)
    • 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 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania from 2011-2015, there were 178 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 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.”
    • 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:
    • American Heart Association – (215) 575-5200
      • One Penn Center at Suburban Station
        1617 JFK Boulevard, Ste. 700
        Philadelphia, PA 19103

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Penn Medicine, Diabetes Education Program— (800) 789-7366
    • Health Federation of Philadelphia, Diabetes Prevention Program – (215) 246-5417

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 21.4% of men in the Philadelphia County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,568 men committed suicide in Pennsylvania. (population: 6,271,329)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 23.71 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Healthy Minds Philly – (215) 686-4420
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Greater Philadelphia

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Grover C. Robinson IV — Mayor
    • mayorrobinson@cityofpensacola.com
  • Escambia County Board of Health— (850) 595-6500; EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov
    • Dr. John Lanza, Director
    • Versolla Turner, Communications, Health Education, & Nutrition Director
    • Marie Mott, Public Health Communications Manager

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society— 850-475-0850
    • Ascension, Sacred Heart Cancer Center – (850) 416-6933
      • 1545 Airport Blvd Pensacola, FL 32504
      • Support groups, nutrition education, managing life with cancer
      • Man2Man (prostate cancer education & support program) – (850) 438-7627

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Escambia County, Florida from 2012-2016, there were 858 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 95Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 166 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Escambia County, Florida, 22 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 Escambia County, Florida from 2012-2016, there were 36 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 5Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.005%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Escambia County, Florida.”
    • 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 229.8 men per 100,00 people in Escambia County. (0.23%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=FL)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association – (800) 257-6941 ext. 6044

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 41.1 men per 100,000 people in Escambia County. (0.04%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=FL)

Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 26.6% of men aged 20+ in Escambia County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,493 men committed suicide in Florida. (population: 10,256,819)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 22.11 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Florida Crisis Line – (850) 623-6363

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 29.6% men were diagnosed as being obese in Flordia.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/FL/)

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Bill de Blasio— Mayor
    • 311 within city limits
    • (212) NEW-YORK outside city limits
  • NYC Board of Health
    • Oxiris Barbot, MD – NYC Dept. of Health, Health Commissioner
  • New York City, City Council:
No. Member Email
1 Margaret S. Chin mguerra@council.nyc.gov
2 Carlina Rivera District2@council.nyc.goc
3 Corey Johnson SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov
4 Keith Powers kpowers@council.nyc.gov
5 Ben Kallos BKallos@BenKallos.com
6 Helen Rosenthal Helen@HelenRosenthal.com
7 Mark Levine District7@council.nyc.gov
8 Diana Ayala DAyala@council.nyc.gov
9 Bill Perkins D09perkins@council.nyc.gov
10 Ydanis Rodriguez yrodriguez@council.nyc.gov
11 Andrew Cohen District11@council.nyc.gov
12 Andy King Andy.King@council.nyc.gov
13 Mark Gjonaj MGjonaj@council.nyc.gov
14 Fernando Cabrera fcabrera@council.nyc.gov
15 Ritchie J. Torres Rtorres@council.nyc.gov
16 Vanessa L. Gibson District16Bronx@council.nyc.gov
17 Rafael Salamanca Jr. salamanca@council.nyc.gov
18 Ruben Diaz, Sr. RDiaz@council.nyc.gov
19 Paul Vallone district19@council.nyc.gov
20 Peter Koo pkoo@council.nyc.gov
21 Francisco Moya FMoya@council.nyc.gov
22 Costa Constantinides
23 Barry Grodenchik BGrodenchik@council.nyc.gov
24 Rory I. Lancman RLancman@council.nyc.gov
25 Daniel Dromm dromm@council.nyc.gov
26 Jimmy Van Bramer JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
27 I. Daneek Miller District27@council.nyc.gov
28 Adrienne E. Adams Adams@council.nyc.gov
29 Karen Koslowitz Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov
30 Robert Holden District30@council.nyc.gov
31 Donovan J. Richards drichards@council.nyc.gov
32 Eric A. Ulrich eulrich@council.nyc.gov
33 Stephen T. Levin slevin@council.nyc.gov
34 Antonio Reynoso areynoso@council.nyc.gov
35 Laurie A. Cumbo LCumbo@council.nyc.gov
36 Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. district36@council.nyc.gov
37 Rafael L. Espinal Jr. REspinal@council.nyc.gov
38 Carlos Menchaca info38@council.nyc.gov
39 Brad Lander lander@council.nyc.gov
40 Mathieu Eugene meugene@council.nyc.gov
41 Alicka Ampry-Samuel District41@council.nyc.gov
42 Inez Barron Ibarron@council.nyc.gov
43 Justin Brannan AskJB@council.nyc.gov
44 Kalman Yeger AskKalman@council.nyc.gov
45 Vacant district45@council.nyc.gov
46 Alan N. Maisel AMaisel@council.nyc.gov
47 Mark Treyger MTreyger@council.nyc.gov
48 Chaim M. Deutsch cdeutsch@council.nyc.gov
49 Deborah Rose DROSE@Council.nyc.gov
50 Steven Matteo SMatteo@council.nyc.gov
51 Joseph C. Borelli borelli@council.nyc.gov

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer and Careers – www.cancerandcareers.org
      • “empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace”
      • 159 West 25th Street, 8th Fl., New York, NY 10001
    • CancerCare – www.cancercare.org
      • “dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer.”
      • (800) 813-4673; info@cancercare.org
      • 275 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001
      • Also provides: Connect Education Workshops & Community Programs

Prostate Cancer

  • “In New York County, New York from 2011-2015, there were 5,262 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 129 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. (0.13%)
    Over those years, there were 736 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in New York County, New York, 21 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 New York County, New York from 2011-2015, there were 289 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 6 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.006%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in New York County, New York.”
    • 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

Stroke

Diabetes

  • *In 2018, 10.8% of men in New York were diagnosed as having diabetes.
  • In 2016, diabetes was the cause of (NYC):
    • 11 cases of death in men aged 25-34 years (1.5%)
    • 28 cases of death in men aged 35-44 years (2.7%)
    • 86 cases of death in men aged 45-54 years (3.7%)
    • 161 cases of death in men aged 55-64 years 3.6%)
    • 226 cases of death in men aged 65-74 years (4.0%)
    • Source: NYC Health: Summary of Vital Statistics 2016 The City of New York City
  • Resources:
    • Diabetes Education & Resource Center
      • (718) 246-8603
      • 263 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    • The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
      •  (212) 241-3244

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,292 men committed suicide in New York. (population: 9,637,462)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 12.82 (0.01%)

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society – (504) 469-0021
      • 2605 River Rd, New Orleans, LA 70121
    • Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans
      • Patient Services (limited income & no health insurance)
      • Educational Programs
    • Living a Better Life Beyond Cancer– (504) 897-8678
    • Cancer Connection Support Group— 985-276-6832
      • jfreudenberger@marybird.com

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Orleans Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 1,434 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 146 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 165 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 23 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 Orleans Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 36 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 4 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.004%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.”
    • 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 239.6 men per 100,00 people in Orleans Parish. (0.24%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association— (504) 872-3500
      • Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Board of Directors Chair
      • Molly Kimball, Board of Directors President

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 50.7 men per 100,000 people in Orleans Parish. (0.05%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • American Diabetes Association— (888) 342-2383
    • Access Health Louisiana
      • South Broad Community Health Center, 3300 S Broad Ave, New Orleans

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 21.9% of men aged 20+ in Orleans Parish reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 561 men committed suicide in Louisiana. (population: 2,289,446)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 24.34 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Metropolitan Crisis Response Team – (504) 826-2675
    • Cope Crisis Line – (504) 269-COPE
    • Trinity Counseling & Training Center – (504) 522-0276
    • Celebration Hope Center— (504) 833-4673
      • 1901-B Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001
    • NAMI New Orleans – (504) 896-2345

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 36.0% men were diagnosed as being obese in Louisiana.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/LA/)

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH – State Health Officer
  • Mark Orndoff — Director Jackson County Health and Human Service
  • Jackson County Health and Human Services:
    • (541) 774-8209
  • Dr. Jims Shame – Jackson County Health and Human Services; Medical Director
  • Medford City Council:
    • Council President: John C. Falco Jr.— 781-395-1290
    • Council Vice President: Breanna Lungo-Koehn – 781-874-0011
    • Councilor: Richard Caraviello — 781-572-5410
    • Councilor: Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr.—781-395-2287
    • Councilor: Adam Knight—617-966-8888
    • Councilor: Michael J. Marks—781-396-5387
    • Councilor: George A. Scarpelli—781-858-0240

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual cancer cases in men were 622 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 443.6/per 100,000 (0.443%).

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, the number of average annual prostate cancer cases in men were 127 in Jackson County, Oregon.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 81.7/per 100,000 (0.081%)

*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:
    • Providence Cancer Center South Oregon: Providence Health and Services in Oregon is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and affiliated services.
      • 541-732-7000

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Jackson County recorded a 170.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.170%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • South Oregon Cardiology: provider of various cardiac and vascular services.
      • (541) 930-7222

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Asante Diabetes Care Center and Nutrition Services: The center has a diabetes education program focusing on individual counseling, meal planning, home blood sugar monitoring etc.
      •  (541) 789-5906

*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:
    • Jackson County Suicide Prevention Coalition: a community coalition of students, mental health professionals, concerned parents, nurses and caring volunteers dedicated to reducing suicide in Jackson County.
      • (541) 774-8201

*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:
    • *Oregon Health Authority: Oregon’s state health plan’s one of seven priority areas is the prevention and reduction of obesity in the county.

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Lincoln City Council:
    • District 1: James Michael Bowers— jbowers@lincoln.ne.gov
    • District 2: Richard Meginnis – rmeginnis@lincoln.ne.gov
    • District 3: Jane Raybould— jraybould@lincoln.ne.gov
    • District 4: Tammy Ward—tjward@lincoln.ne.gov

Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Heart Disease

  • Resources:
    • Bryan Health provides weight loss surgery, non-surgical weight loss, and LifeTracks Information sessions throughout the year. It also provides a free HeartAware Risk Assessment on its website.
      • (402) 481 111

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Bryan Health offers Diabetes Treatment & Education Programs. You can schedule your appointment to speak with an educator at (402) 481 6305
    • They offer information on the following
      • Prediabetes
      • Type 2 Diabetes
      • Gestational diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 18.6% of men in the Lancaster County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 221 men in Nebraska committed suicide. (Population: 958,131)
  • Age adjusted death rate: 23.67/per 100,000 (0.02%)

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Calcasieu Parish Health Unit – (337) 478-6020
    • 3236 Kirkman Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Lake Charles City Council— citycouncil@cityoflc.us; (337) 491-1290
    • District A: Mary Morris
    • District B: Luvertha W. August, Council Vice-President*
    • District C: Rodney Geyen
    • District D: John Ieyoub
    • District E: Stuart Weatherford
    • District F: Johnnie Thibodeaux
    • District G: Mark Eckard, President*

*until July 2019

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Lake Charles Memorial Health System, Cancer Support – (337) 494-3000
      • 701 Oak Park Boulevard, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital— (337) 436-2511
    • 524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 681 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 127 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
  • Over those years, there were 77 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 18 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 Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 28 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 6 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.006%)
  • Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.”
    • 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 339.6 men per 100,00 people in Calcasieu Parish. (0.34%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association
      • Patricia Prudhomme – (225) 666-4299
      • Adriana King – (225) 666-4282

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 64.3 men per 100,000 people in Calcasieu Parish. (0.06%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Lake Charles Memorial Health System— Diabetes Education
      • (337) 494-3000

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 26.9% of men aged 20+ in Calcasieu Parish reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 561 men committed suicide in Louisiana. (population: 2,289,446)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 24.34

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 36.0% men were diagnosed as being obese in Louisiana.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/LA/)

*state statistics