Join the Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement (OBME), the Mayor’s Commission on African American Males, the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement, the Department of Public Health, and DBHIDS’s Engaging Males of Color, for the 10th Brothas Stroll, to raise awareness about the crucial health issues affecting Black men and boys.

The Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia

According to the Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, a report developed by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in partnership with OBME, life expectancy is lower in Black men compared to any other group. This is driven by more early death from homicides, early heart disease, drug overdoses, cancer and infant deaths.  For Black boys, obesity is lowest compared to other groups, but asthma remains a huge burden on families.

Historically, as in other cities, health outcomes for black men have been poorer than those of other racial/ethnic groups and women. Collecting, reporting, and elevating data specifically on Black men and boys can help point to solutions to address the underlying causes of poor health. 

The Brothas Stroll 

The goal is to bring Black males, their families, and communities together in unity and solidarity and create a positive impact on the health outcomes for Black men and boys in Philadelphia.  Lace up your shoes, grab some water, and join us at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 10, at the steps of the iconic Philadelphia Art Museum for a 5k loop along the scenic Schuylkill River Trail!

Together, we will walk towards improved health, strengthened relationships, and a brighter future for Black men and boys in Philadelphia.