Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Muriel Bowser — Mayor
    • (202) 727-2643
    • eom@dc.gov
  • DC Health – doh@dc.gov
    • Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt – Director
    • Dr. Jacqueline Watson—Chief of Staff
    • Dr. Anjali Talwalkar – Community Health Administration

Cancer

  • In 2016, the rate of cancer deaths was 180.4 per 100,000 men. Lung & Bronchus Cancer was the leading cancer cause of death. (0.18%)
  • The GW Medical Faculty Associates – Support for Families & Caregivers
    • 22nd & I Street, NW
      Ground Floor
      Washington, DC 20037
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
    • (202) 483-8600
    • 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, the rate of prostate cancer deaths was 116.8 per 100,000 men. Prostate Cancer was the 2nd leading cancer cause of death followed by colon & rectum cancer. (0.12%)
  • “In 2016, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 192,443 new cases of Prostate Cancer were reported, and 30,370 men died of Prostate Cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 men, 101 new Prostate Cancer cases were reported and 19 died of cancer.
    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. One of every four deaths in the United States is due to 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 2016, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 8,826 new cases of Testicular Cancer were reported, and 431 men died of Testicular Cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 men, 6 new Testicular Cancer cases were reported and <1 person died of cancer.” (0.006%)
    • 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

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • DC Health, Diabetes Prevention & Control
      • (202) 442-9130
      • Diabetes Local
    • Howard University Hospital, Diabetes Treatment Center
      • Diabetes Self-Management Education
      • (202) 865-3350

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 18.8% of men aged 20+ in D.C. City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

Suicide

  • In 2017, 35 men committed suicide in D.C. (population: 329,199)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000: 10.10 (0.01%)
  • Resources:
    • D.C. Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • D.C Suicide Hotline— 1-703-527-4077

Obesity

  • In 2017, 32.3% of men in D.C. were diagnosed as being obese. However, D.C also has the second lowest adult obesity rate in the nation.
    • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/dc/)

*state statistics