The 100’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to
health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change
resulting in a healthier lifestyle. The organization’s Health & Wellness
Committee provides leadership to the chapters as they establish health &
wellness committees at the local level. Through civic and corporate
partnerships, the 100 delivers health education programs and free health
screenings in hundreds of communities annually. Current health & wellness
signature programs include:
Youth Movement is a youth development program of the 100 Black Men of America,
Inc., whose mission is to improve the overall health and well-being of youth
through structured physical fitness training, wholesome food choices, character
development, and mentoring. Through these activities, Youth Movement helps
students improve their health, develop long-term goals, and overcome obstacles
and achieve lifetime success. Click here to learn more
Aetna Health Power
Aetna has partnered with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to provide
access to information and tools that will increase knowledge and health around
the following conditions: Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cardiovascular
Disease, Depression and Sickle Cell.
Strengthening Dental Health
The Pew Center on the States is partnering with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
to raise awareness of the importance of oral health in the African American
community. Both organizations are working through a national coalition to
support policies expanding cost-effective strategies to prevent tooth decay.
Community water fluoridation is a prime example of these strategies.
Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative
Harnessing the Strength of African American Organizations to Fight HIV
and AIDS. As part of CDC’s new Act Against AIDS communication campaign,
CDC has launched a $10 million, five-year partnership with 14 of the nation’s
leading African American organizations, including 100 Black Men of America,
Inc. The Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) seeks to harness
the collective strength and reach of traditional, longstanding African American
institutions to increase HIV-related awareness, knowledge, and action within
black communities across the United States. Click here to read more.
View the ACT Against AIDS Webcast at White House Launch Video
Click below to view important resource links:
Nutrition and Physical Activity The 100 Way
Nutrition and Physical Activity the 100 Way is a comprehensive program, with an
accompanying program manual, that educates youth on the importance of proper
eating and physical activity. 100 Black Men programs play an important role in
motivating young people to examine factors that influence their behaviors,
while guiding them in establishing viable, lifelong solutions. Nutrition and
Physical Activity the 100 Way program activities deliver the following results:
Increase their understanding of nutrition and fitness related issues that
affect their environments
Teach skills that will help them make healthier nutrition and physical activity
Design a youth-driven nutrition and physical activity community project
Model and promote healthful eating and physical activity
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF)
100 Black Men of America is a partner of The Healthy Weight Commitment
Foundation. HWCF, a CEO-led organization, is a national, multi-year effort
designed to help reduce obesity–especially childhood obesity–by 2015. It’s a
first-of-its kind coalition that brings together more than 170 retailers, food
and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, sporting goods and insurance
companies, trade associations and NGOs, and professional sports organizations.
The Foundation promotes ways to help people achieve a healthy weight through
energy balance–calories in and calories out. It focuses on three critical
areas–the marketplace, the workplace and schools.
HWCF provides free online curriculum, tools, videos and resources to schools,
parents and communities in partnership with Discovery Education through Energy
Balance 101 (www.energybalance101.com
). Both English and Spanish resources are available.
The Together Counts encourages families to take a pledge to eat more meals
together and engage in healthy physical activities as a family. Take the pledge
Click here to learn more
Click here for the HWCF 2012 Annual
Below are samples of unique and innovative Health and Wellness programs being
delivered by 100 Black Men throughout the network.
100 BLACK MEN, INC.
One Hundred Black Men New York focuses on increasing the awareness of issues
affecting the community. Health fairs, screenings and educational materials
enable members to deliver programs that disproportionately impact the African
A few of the chapter’s programs include:
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The American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Support Group Brother to Brother
& OHBM Prostate Cancer and Prostate Health Seminar at The National Black
The American Cancer Society's Access to Care Symposium: Addressing Cancer
Disparities at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Our B Down B Healthy Youth Symposium addressed topics such as Sexually
Transmitted Diseases: The Signs, Symptoms and Consequences and Teens Living and
Dating with HIV/AIDS.
The Ralph Lauren Cancer Center is a state of the art cancer diagnostic and
treatment facility located in central Harlem that Harlem residents are referred
to for scheduling prostate, colon, breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Residents are located through community outreach with local businesses,
restaurants, churches and housing facilities.
The chapter has worked with Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital
on a National Study to determine the natural causes of Chronic Obstructive Lung
Disease (COPD) and its genetic components.
A group of the Eagle Academy students recently completed their second
"MiniMeds" Program at NYU Medical Center. This program introduces students to
the field of medicine.
The chapter participated in Harlem Week with the Ralph Lauren Center and the
American Cancer Society.
The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area established a Health and Wellness initiative
named Youth Movement in 2002 that includes year-round track and field clinics
and track meets where participants are physically conditioned, athletically
trained and benefit from team dynamics. The purpose of Youth Movement is to
promote recreation and wellness under the mentorship of highly qualified
coaches, world class athletes and Olympians.
Tommie Smith Youth Track Program
The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area sponsors a year-round youth track & field
training program. The program is named in honor of 1968 Olympic 200m Champion,
Dr. Tommie Smith. Athletic training will lead to Bay Area, state and nationwide
competition with other schools and track clubs.
An emphasis will be on strengthening aerobic capacity in the children. The 100
Black Men of the Bay Area will organize and sponsor a series of youth athletic
clinics in 2009. Several Olympians/world class athletes, including long jump
world record holder, Mike Powell, have agreed to conduct specialty clinics for
our students and coaches. The track & field season culminates annually with
the Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet.
All Youth Movement athletes and coaches are required to join the Amateur
Athletic Union (AAU). The parents of participating athletes must complete an
athletic pre-participation screening exam form. Completion of this form
includes an examination and signature by the athlete's physician.
100 Black Men Panthers
The goal of the 100 Black Men Panthers baseball program is to provide a
positive sports experience for all children while helping them develop
character, improve physical fitness and social skills so they can lead a
healthy and successful life. Panthers Stands for:
P = Power and Pride
A = Action
N = Now
T = is the Time
H = Heart and Health
E = Effect, Effort and Excellence
R = Respect and Responsibility
S = Strength and Support
Black Star Line All-Star Swim Team
The Black Star Line All-Star Swim Team village is an Oakland-based organization
established to encourage the participation of African-American youth in the
sport of swimming. Our goals are to encourage youth to utilize swimming as a
recreational activity, to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to develop
competitive drive and determination. The team consists of accomplished young
athletes that participate in either year-round or seasonal swim teams. During
Oakland Citywide Championships held in August 2005, several of our swimmers
established new citywide record times. The primary objective is to send young
swimmers of African Ancestry to compete in Black swim meets outside of the
borders of California.
100 BLACK MEN OF SOUTH FLORIDA, INC .
One of the major initiatives of the 100 Black Men of South Florida is to
promote health and wellness in the African American community and change
behaviors of youth that negatively impact good health. One of the Health &
Wellness program’s biggest and successful campaigns is the annual Sickle Cell
Walk-a-Thon executed in conjunction with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of
America, which raised over $30,000 in 2009, benefiting research, financial aid
and education about sickle cell.
In Miami, fifty-seven (57%) percent of HIV cases are African Americans
and of that number fifty-five (55%) percent are African American men and
forty-three (43%) percent are Women of Color. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of
death for women ages 25 to 44. HIV can be transmitted by unprotected vaginal,
oral and anal sex. To address the issues of HIV/AIDS, the 100, along with Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Delta Cares provides Health and Wellness
Symposiums. These symposiums provide an environment that supports information
dissemination and discussion as to the realities of living in this society with
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Partners in Prevention
The 100BMOLV initiated Partners in Prevention (PIP) program, a national 100
Black Men Health and Wellness initiative, at their 100 Academy of Excellence
campus. The focus of the PIP Program is for the 100BMOLV to team up with other
health care non-profit organizations, volunteer coalitions and clinical
partners. Our collaborative goal is to educate African Americans and other
minorities and promote preventative health strategies, deliver screenings, and
early detection and treatment. The PIP program is an intervention program that
focuses on increased awareness, education, and provides diagnostic examinations
and follow-ups. We have created a Health Care Module that supports PIP. The
Health Care Module is now part of the mentoring programs in all schools where
100BMOLV mentors, including the Saturday Community Mentoring Program.
PIP partnerships include: The Nevada Cancer Institute, Southern Nevada Health
District, State of Nevada Health Department, Department of Health and Human
Services, and Nathan Adelson Hospice. The program is teaching children about
the importance of health and creating healthy habits.
Slam Dunk for Men’s Health
100BMOLV, in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Black Nurses Association,
co-sponsors Slam Dunk for Men's Health, to promote a higher level of health
awareness among men and to encourage health screening for early detection of
prostate cancer, hypertension and diabetes.