Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Joel Robideaux— Mayor-President
    • (337) 291-8300
    • JRobideaux@LafayetteLA.gov
  • Lafayette Parish Public Health Unit— (337) 262-5616
    • 220 W. Willow Street, Bldg. A Lafayette, LA 70501

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • American Cancer Society – (337) 237-3736
    • 1604 W Pinhook Rd Ste 203, Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center
    • (337) 289-8400
    • 1211 Coolidge. St., Suite 100 Lafayette, LA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Cancer Services & Treatments— (337) 470-2000
    • 4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Lafayette, LA 70508

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Lafayette Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 825 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 149 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
  • Over those years, there were 98 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 24 died of Prostate Cancer.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Lafayette Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 26 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 Lafayette 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 247.6 men per 100,00 people in Lafayette Parish. (0.25%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association— (225) 666-4297

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 37.1 men per 100,000 people in Lafayette Parish. (0.04%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Reactive Nutrition, Diabetes Education
      • 4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Building D, Suite C240, Lafayette, LA 70508

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 23.3% of men aged 20+ in Lafayette 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:
    • Vermilion Behavior Health Systems, Suicidal Ideation Treatement Center
      • (888) 927-2126 2520
      • N University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70507
    • Lafayette Educational & Referral Center – (337) 232-4357
  • Lafayette Crisis Line – 232-HELP / 211
    • Lafayette Crisis Hotline – (225) 924-3900

*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:

  • Jim Throgmorton— Mayor
    • (319) 621-9391
    • Jim-throgmorton@iowa-city.org
  • Johnson County Iowa Board of Health
    • Peter D. Wallace MD, MS – Chair
      • (319) 338-7646
    • Michael P. McLaughlin PhD– Vice Chair
      • (319) 624-5176

Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, there was a recorded death rate of 176.2 men /per 100,000 people in Johnson County, Iowa due to cancer. (0.20%)
  • Resources:
    • Mercy Iowa City Support Groups – (319) 358-2767
    • American Cancer Society— (319) 248-5400

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011-2015, there was a recorded death rate of 17.4 /per 100,000 men in Johnson County, Iowa due to prostate cancer. (0.02%)

Heart Disease

  • Resources:
    • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
      • Heart & Vascular Center— (319) 356-7102
    • Mercy Iowa City
      • Cardiology – (319) 339-3400

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    • Mercy Iowa City
      • Nutrition and Wellness Center— 319-339-3538

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 16.7% of men in the Johnson County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA–Department of Public Health Director
    • (515) 281-7689
  • Kathy Stone– Division of Behavioral Health Director
    • (515) 281-4417
  • Brenda Dobson— Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Interim Director
    • (515) 2810-7769

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Unity Point Health
      • Cancer Support Groups – (515) 241-8505
      • Coffee & Conversation for Adolescents & Young Adults – (515) 868-0977
  • Cancer Care Coordination Program
    • Education and support, patient advocacy, monitoring symptom management, facilitating multidisciplinary team care, and raising public awareness about cancer.”

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, 38.1% of men aged 40+ who had a PSA test within the past two years answered “yes” to having being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Heart Disease

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Mercy One Diabetes Education Program – (515) 643-5203

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 19.2% 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, 386 men in Iowa committed suicide. (Population: 1,564,733)
  • Age adjusted death rate: 24.37/per 100,000 (0.02%)

Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Stephen K. Benjamin— Mayor
    • 803-545-3075
    • Twitter & Instagram: @SteveBenjaminSC
  • South Carolina Board of Health – boardclerk@dhec.sc.gov ;
    • District 1: Vacant
    • District 2: Seema Shrivastava-Patel
    • District 3: Charles M. Joyse II, P.E
    • District 4: Vacant
    • District 5: Rick Lee
    • District 6: David W. Gillespie, MD
    • District 7: Jim Creel Jr.

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer Horizons – (801) 501-7500; involved@cancerhorizons.com
      • “A free community & resource for cancer patients, their loved ones, and caregivers. An online source for all cancer-related topics including financial resources, clinical trials, support groups, and care giver support.”
    • CanHope Cancer Patient Support – (803) 649-5433
      • “Provides financial, educational, & emotional support for local cancer patients, encouraging them to rally against cancer and maintain good health.”

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Richland County, South Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 1,249 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 137 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 194 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Richland County, South Carolina, 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 Richland County, South Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 35 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 3 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.003%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Richland County, South Carolina.”
    • 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

  • Resources:
    • Mended Hearts Support Group— (803) 434-6072

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • PRISMA Health – 803-434-7027
      • Diabetes Prevention Program
      • Diabetes Education


Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 24.9% of men aged 20+ in Baltimore City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 647 men committed suicide in South Carolina. (population: 2,437,687)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 men: 26.04 (0.03%)
  • Resources:
    • South Carolina Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • South Carolina Suicide Hotlines – (803) 790-4357 (HELP)/(803) 733-5408 

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Cleveland Department of Health – (216) 664-2324
    • Merle R. Gordon – Director
    • Persis Sosiak – Commissioner of Health
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health
    • Terry Allan – Health Commissioner
    • Claire Boettler, Romona Brazile, & Martha Halko – Prevention & Wellness
    • Heidi Gullet, M.D, MPH – Medical Director
  • Cleveland City Council – (216) 664-2840
    • Ward 1: Joseph T. Jones
    • Ward 2: Kevin L. Bishop
    • Ward 3: Kerry McCormack
    • Ward 4: Kenneth Johnson
    • Ward 5: Phyllis Cleveland
    • Ward 6: Blaine A. Griffin
    • Ward 7: Basheer S. Jones
    • Ward 8: Michael Polensek
    • Ward 9: Kevin Conwell
    • Ward 10: Anthony T. Hairston
    • Ward 11 : Dona Brady
    • Ward 12: Anthony Brancatelli
    • Ward 13: Kevin J. Kelley
    • Ward 14: Jasmin Santana
    • Ward 15: Matt Zone
    • Ward 16: Brian Kazy
    • Ward 17: Martin Keane


Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cleveland Clinic, Men with Cancer Support Group – Sarah Close (419) 756-2122
      • Location: Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center – Mansfield 
        1125 Aspira Court in the Lower Level Conference Room
        Date: First Monday of the month
        Time: 11 a.m. – Noon
  • The Gathering Place– 216.595.9546
    • Cancer Specific Programs
    • Cancer Survivorship Programs
    • Exercise Classes
    • Grief & Loss
    • Lectures & Workshops
    • Prostate Cancer Programs
    • + more

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Cuyahoga County, Ohio from 2011-2015, there were 4,881 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 132 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. (0.13%)
    Over those years, there were 820 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 25 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.
  • From 2011 – 2015, the prostate cancer death rate was 24.5 per 100,000. (0.02%) By race:
    • White: 20.7 per 100,000
    • Black: 39.3 per 100,000

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Cuyahoga County, Ohio from 2011-2015, there were 187 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 7 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.007%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.”
    • 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

  • From 2014 – 2016, the heart disease death rate was 256.3 men per 100,000 in the Cuyahoga County. (0.30%)
  • Resources:
    • Cleveland Clinic, Hear & Vascular Health & Prevention
      • (800) 659-7822
      • Includes link to: weight management, nutrition strategies, emotional health, & rehabilitation

Stroke

*Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Community Network
    • UH Cleveland Medical Center, Diabetes Self-Management Education – 1-844-722-7192

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,413 men committed suicide in Ohio. (population: 5,713,100)
  • Age-adjusted Death rate per 100,000: 24.69 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition – (216) 623-6888
      • Or text “4Hope” to 741741
    • NAMI Greater Cleveland – (216) 875-7776

*Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Lori E. Lightfoot— Mayor
    • letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org
  • Chicago City Council:
Ward Council Member Phone Email
01 La Spata, Daniel    
02 Hopkins, Brian (312) 643-2299 Ward02@cityofchicago.org
03 Dowell, Pat (773) 373-9273 Ward03@cityofchicago.org
04 King, Sophia D. (773) 536-8103 Ward04@cityofchicago.org
05 Hairston, Leslie A. (773) 324-5555 Ward05@cityofchicago.org
06 Sawyer, Roderick T. (773) 635-0006 Ward06@cityofchicago.org
07 Mitchell, Gregory I. (773) 731-7777 7th@gregmitchell7thward.org
08 Harris, Michelle A. (773) 874-3300 Ward08@cityofchicago.org
09 Beale, Anthony (773) 785-1100 Ward09@cityofchicago.org
10 Sadlowski Garza, Susan (773) 768-8138 Ward10@cityofchicago.org
11 Thompson, Patrick D. (773) 254-6677 Ward11@cityofchicago.org
12 Cardenas, George A. (773) 523-8250 Ward12@cityofchicago.org
13 Quinn, Marty (773) 581-8000 Ward13@cityofchicago.org
14 Burke, Edward M. (773) 471-1414 Ward14@cityofchicago.org
15 Lopez, Raymond A. (773) 306-0837 Ward15@cityofchicago.org
16 Coleman, Stephanie D.    
17 Moore, David H. (773) 783-3672 Ward17@cityofchicago.org
18 Curtis, Derrick G. (773) 284-5057 Ward18@cityofchicago.org
19 O’Shea, Matthew J. (773) 238-8766 Ward19@cityofchicago.org
20 Taylor, Jeanette B.    
21 Brookins, Jr., Howard (773) 881-9300 Ward21@cityofchicago.org
22 Rodriguez, Michael D.    
23 Tabares, Silvana (773) 582-4444 Ward23@cityofchicago.org
24 Scott, Jr. Michael (773) 533-2400 Ward24@cityofchicago.org
25 Sigcho-Lopez, Byron    
26 Maldonado, Roberto (773) 395-0143 Ward26@cityofchicago.org
27 Burnett, Jr., Walter (312) 432-1995 Ward27@cityofchicago.org
28 Ervin, Jason C. (773) 533-0900 Ward28@cityofchicago.org
29 Taliaferro, Chris (773) 237-6460 Ward29@cityofchicago.org
30 Reboyras, Ariel (773) 794-3095 Ward30@cityofchicago.org
31 Cardona, Jr., Felix    
32 Waguespack, Scott (773) 248-1330 Ward32@cityofchicago.org
33 Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana    
34 Austin, Carrie M. (773) 928-6961 Ward34@cityofchicago.org
35 Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos (773) 887-3772 Ward35@cityofchicago.org
36 Villegas, Gilbert (773) 745-4636 Ward36@cityofchicago.org
37 Mitts, Emma (773) 379-0960 Ward37@cityofchicago.org
38 Sposato, Nicholas (773) 283-3838 Ward38@cityofchicago.org
39 Nugent, Samantha    
40 Vasquez, Jr., Andres    
41 Napolitano, Anthony V. (773) 631-2241 Ward41@cityofchicago.org
42 Reilly, Brendan (312) 642-4242 Ward42@cityofchicago.org
43 Smith, Michele (773) 348-9500 Ward43@cityofchicago.org
44 Tunney, Thomas (773) 525-6034 Ward44@cityofchicago.org
45 Gardiner, James M.    
46 Cappleman, James (773) 878-4646 Ward46@cityofchicago.org
47 Martin, Matthew J.    
48 Osterman, Harry (773) 784-5277 Ward48@cityofchicago.org
49 Hadden, Maria E.    
50 Silverstein, Debra L. (773) 262-1050 Ward50@cityofchicago.org

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Gilda’s Club, Free Cancer Support (5 Locations) – 312-464-9900
    • Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Center – 833-247-5163
    • University of Chicago Medicine, Cancer Resources & Support

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of death due to prostate cancer was 23.7 per 100,000 men in Cook County. (0.02%)
  • “In Cook County, Illinois from 2011-2015, there were 15,169 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 119 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 2,476 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Cook County, Illinois, 24 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 Cook County, Illinois from 2011-2015, there were 722 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 5 Testicular Cancer cases were reported.” (0.005%)
    • 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
    • AMITA Health, Heart Disease: Prevention & Treatment – (877) 737-4636;

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • AMITA Health Diabetes & Nutrition Education – (773) 665-3828
    • Southside Healthcare Collaborative – 773-702-5668

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 20.5% of men in the Cook County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,150 men committed suicide in Chicago. (population: 6,292,478)
  • Ade-adjusted death rate per 100,000: 17.95 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Community Counseling Centers of Chicago – (773) 769-0205

Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • MedAssist of Mecklenburg – (704) 536-1790
      • Provides free prescription medications to low income individuals
      • 5516 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28212
    • Matthews Health Clinic – (704) 841-8882
      • Provides healthcare to uninsured, low income families in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
      • 113 North Ames Street, Matthews, NC 28105
    • American Cancer Society – (704) 384-5223
      • 600 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210
    • Buddy Kemp Caring House – 704-384-5223  
      • Community cancer support program offering support groups, counseling services, educational services, educational programs, and a resource library for individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families & friends.
      • 242 South Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 3,008 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 140 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 334 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 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 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 144 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 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.”
    • 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

  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association – (704) 417-5751; ahaclt@heart.org
    • 128 South Tryon St., Suite 1588 Charlotte, NC 28202
  • HeartBright Foundation, Cardiac Resource Center – 704-373-3002
    • Comprised of both a community wellness center & an interactive online resource.
    • 2923 South Tryon, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28203

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • American Diabetes Association— 704-373-9111; cbickley@diabetes.org
      • 1300 Baxter Street Suite 150 Charlotte, North Carolina, 28204

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 17.2% of men aged 20+ in Mecklenburg County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,178 men committed suicide in North Carolina. (population: 5,001,438)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 23.04 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Suicide Prevention Center
      • Susan Robinson, M.Ed., Suicide Prevention Coordinator & Mental Health Program Manager – (919) 715-2262; susan.robinson@dhhs.nc.gov
    • Charlotte, North Carolina Suicide Hotline – (704) 377-0602

Obesity

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Edward Moreno, MD – County of Monterey, Public Health Bureau, Bureau Chief
    • (831) 755-4500
  • County of Monterey Health Department:
    • (831) 755-4500
  • Carol Ann Corpus – County of Monterey, Public Health Bureau; Assistant Bureau Chief
  • Carmel by the Sea City Council:
    • Council Member: Jeff Baron— 831-265-2147
    • Council Member: Jan Reimers – 831-975-1954
    • Council Member: Carrie Theis— 831-975-1939
    • Mayor Pro Tem: Bobby Richards—831-975-1940

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 804 cases of cancer in men in Monterey County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 388.79/per 100,000 (0.388%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 199 cases of prostate cancer in Monterey County, California (0.199%).
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 93.23/per 100,000 (0.092%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, less than 15 cases were reported of testicular cancer in Monterey County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.58/per 100,000 (0.0065%) from 2012-2016 compared to California’s 5.91 or 0.0059% (2016)
  • Resources:
    • Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services: provide services to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and support their families in the challenges they face.
      • 831-724-9100
    • Pacific Cancer Care: a community-based private cancer center, providing comprehensive oncology and hematology services.
      • 831375-4105

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Monterey County recorded a 138.2 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.138%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, Monterey County recorded a 33.0 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.033%).
  • Resources:
    • Tyler Heart Institute: Community Hospital’s Tyler Heart Institute provides nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac care in Monterey County.
      • (831) 625-4934

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Salinas Valley Medical Clinic: offers a range of diabetes and endocrinology services including diabetes education.
      • (831) 757-3627

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:
    • City of Carmel by the Sea Emergency and Safety: The city has a suicide prevention hotline.
      • (877) 663-5433

*Obesity

  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program: County of Monterey Health Department has an Obesity Prevention Program which is part of the Nutrition Services Branch of the Monterey County Health Department, working to increase health, reduce obesity, and educate the community to adopt and maintain healthy eating, activity, and lifestyle choices

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

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

Cancer

Prostate Cancer

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

Testicular Cancer

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

Heart Disease

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

Stroke

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

Diabetes

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

Pre-Diabetes

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

*Suicide

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

*Obesity

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

*state statistics

Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • East Baton Rouge Health Unit
    • (225) 242-4862
    • 353 N. 12th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Healthy Baton Rouge
    • Healthybr.com
    • (225) 389-3100
    • 222 Saint Louis Street, 3rd Floor Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Metropolitan Council— metrocouncil@brla.gov; (225) 389-3123
    • District 1: Trae Welch
    • District 2: Chauna Banks
    • District 3: Chandler Loupe
    • District 4: Scott Wilson
    • District 5: Erika L. Green
    • District 6: Donna Collins-Lewis
    • District 7: Lamont Cole
    • District 8:  Denise Amoroso
    • District 9: Dwight Hudson
    • District 10: Tara Wicker
    • District 11: Matt Watson
    • District 12: Barbara Freiberg

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer Services— (225) 927-2273; staff@cancerservices.org
      • 550 Lobdell Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70806
      • Volunteering: (225) 927-2273
  • American Cancer Society— (225) 927-0782
    • 10528 Kentshire Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Prostate Cancer

  • “In East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 1,706 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 156 Prostate Cancer cases were reported. Over those years, there were 159 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 19 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 East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana from 2012-2016, there were 46 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 East Baton Rouge 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 281.8 men per 100,00 people in East Baton Rouge Parish. (0.28%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)
  • Resources:
    • American Heart Association – (225) 666-4300
      • Stephanie Anderson, Board President
      • 2644 S. Sherwood Forest, Suite 108 Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Stroke

  • From 2014 – 2016, the stroke death rate was 46.3 men per 100,000 people in East Baton Rouge Parish. (0.05%)
    • Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Default.aspx?state=LA)

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Baton Rouge General, Diabetes Education Program – (225) 819-1175
      • BlueBonnet: (225) 763-4000
        • 8585 PICARDY AVENUE, BATON ROUGE, LA 70809 
      • Mid City: (225) 387-7000
        • 3600 FLORIDA BOULEVARD BATON ROUGE, LA 70806
  • Our Lady of the Lake, Diabetes & Nutrition Center – (225) 765-8020
    • 2041 Silverside Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 25.7% of men aged 20+ in East Baton Rouge 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:
    • Celebration Hope Center— (504) 833-4673
      • 1901-B Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • Danita LeBlanc, Office of Behavioral Health – (225) 342-9682; danita.leblanc@la.gov
    • Baton Rouge Crisis Hotline – (225) 924-3900
    • NAMI Baton Rouge – (225) 273-6061

*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