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