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Men's Health Equity

Men's Health Equity

The Men's Health Equity handbook edited by Dr. Derek Griffith, Dr. Marino Bruce, and Dr. Roland Thorpe Jr. is now available. It discusses the field of men's health equity by exploring how and why health inequities exist among men. The handbook presents a systematic review of the root causes of patterns of illness and disease, the specific needs of groups of men, and what can be done to improve men's health and well-being. 


Racism:  Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional

Racism:Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional 

Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional edited by Dr. Derek M. Griffith, Dr. Marino Bruce, Dr. Chandra L. Ford, and Dr. Keon L. Gilbert is now available.  Published by APHA Press, this new book brings health equity to the forefront of the national dialogue on racism and acts as a driver for change. Exploring racism's influence on U.S. institutions and policy and highlighting its manifestations in personal interactions, this publication delves into structural and interpersonal forms of racism, offering health workers insights into the communities in which they work.


Community Conversation Follow-Up to Terry Crews Event

Dr. Derek Griffith, along with William H. Robinson and Rory Dicker, lead a discussion on themes brought up during the September 9, 2019 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring Terry Crews whose presentation focused on “Reframing Masculinity and Gender Equality.” 


Engendering Trust: Efforts to Measure and Increase Trust among African American Men

Dr. Derek Griffith and Dr. Consuelo Wilkins will serve as the Principal Investigators a 2018 awarded grant under the Robert Wood Johnson Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care program, managed by AcademyHealth


Grant to develop method of measuring medical trust in African American men

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a new way to measure trust in African American men as it relates to health care. Dr. Derek Griffith, Director of the CRMH, is co-investigator on this grant.


Release of the latest Report of the APA Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men 

Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minority Boys and Men