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Update | 87: Tackling Black Men’s Health

February 15, 2024


Despite decades of growing interest in improving Black men’s health and the health disparities affecting them, the health of Black men consistently ranks lowest across nearly all groups in the United States. In this update, we’re reconnecting with Julius Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, a Nurse Practitioner, educator, and football coach, for an update on how he’s keeping youth athletes safe on the playing fields, and resharing the Stories from Heart of Health event held in New York City in the middle of the U.N. General Assembly. Tune in to hear his perspective on supporting Black men’s health, as he describes meeting them where they feel most confident – barbershops, sports fields, and churches – and embracing any event or touchpoint as a teaching moment – like the cardiac arrest suffered mid-game by NFL player Damar Hamlin as an opportunity to demonstrate how to perform CPR and open a door to deeper conversations that help men of all ages take better care of themselves both on and off the field.

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