A special conference Dec. 6 organized by the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League specifically focused on men of color.
Statistically, men experience more sickness and die younger than women in America, and African-American and Latino males fare much worse than others from heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other preventable diseases. Research shows men are more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior; don’t seek medical attention; are less likely to have health insurance; and more likely to work in dangerous occupations.
For the fifth year, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League partnered with several local and national organizations, including Christiana Care Health System, to present The Men of Color Summit at Delaware Technical & Community College Wilmington campus. The summit provided a forum for men and boys of color to develop heightened awareness of preventable health problems and helped encourage early detection and treatment of diseases.