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Men's Health Summit Reaches the Masses

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The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) and the African American Health Institute (AAHI) of San Bernardino County recently co-sponsored an Inland Empire Men’s Health Summit to celebrate and honor Black men participation in improving their health and the health of their families, and communities.

This event was held in conjunction with Father’s Day, to celebrate the month of June as "Prostate Cancer Prevention Month".

For several years the IECAAC and the AAHI have cooperated in an outreach/ research "Black Men’s Prostate Prevention Project" which has taken them to many locations within California to other states, and to the Caribbean.

Individually as well as through focus groups, fraternaties, veterans organizations, churches, health & other civic groups, Black men have shared their experiences, and participated in designing program materials for a 'TOOL KIT that is more useful and can better serve African Americans.

V. Diane Woods, DrPH, CEO, African American Health Institute, promoted and coordinated the Black Men's Prostate Cancer Prevention Project.

Dr. Woods presented a complete Prostate Cancer Prevention "TOOL KIT" to a representative of several participating groups, asking each to use the KIT and begin work immediately.

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