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