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