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