Is the Threat to Black Men’s Health a Crisis for Black Fatherhood in America?

Join the conversation about health disparities and fatherhood as experienced in the African American community; explore the opportunities for positive change.

"Deaths in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Sanford, Florida; and other areas have focused international attention on young African American men. In a recent campaign, young African American men draw attention to key overlooked facts that describe their demographic:

  • 1 of 3 goes to college
  • 3 of 4 are drug free
  • 5 of 9 have jobs
  • 7 of 8 are not teenaged fathers
  • 11 of 12 finish high school.1

How can clinicians help address existing health disparities and add to these positive outcomes?" (excerpt from JAMA article)

Join sponsors New Haven Healthy Start, The Men's Consortium and ConnCAT for a conversation about about Black men's health and addressing Black fatherhood in the age of mass incarceration.

Hear from the authors of the recent JAMA Viewpoint piece, The Health of Young African American Men: Dr. Stephen Martin, Boston Medical Center; Dr. Brian Jack, Boston Medical Center; and Kenn Harris, Director of New Haven Healthy Start.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ConnCAT (Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology)

4 Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511

Please RSVP to Cynthia Chan at 203-777-7086 or by email at