National Minority Male Health Project
Welcome to the Morgan State University National Minority Male Health Project webpage. The National Minority Male Health Project (NMMHP) is a multi-institutional collaborative dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among minority males through a comprehensive program of research, education and service. It is funded through a collaborative agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health and Morehouse College as the administrative coordinating body for a consortium of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Morehouse, Morgan State, Bowie State and Lincoln University. With an extensive network of community partners, members of the consortium implement specific programs and activities designed to enhance healthy lifestyles of men on their campuses, and in nearby communities in need.
Anita Smith Hawkins, PhD is the founding Director and co-principal investigator for the Morgan State National Minority Male Health Project. Through its community partnerships, the NMMHP co-sponsors health screening events for African American men in west Baltimore, provides technical assistance to faith-based organizations to plan and implement HIV prevention programs, and is partnering with public and community-based organizations to address the health issues of the recently released ex-offender.
Community partners in the Baltimore City area include:
Angels Helping Angels
Curtis Black, Director
All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church-Project A.H.E.A.D.
Jennifer Simms, Church Council Vice-President
Group Ministries, Inc
Reverend Horace Smith, President/CEO
The Men and Family Center, Inc
Leon Purnell, Director
St. Matthew's Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Faith Church
William A. Thomas, Bishop
Morgan State University Health Education and Wellness
Shonta White, Wellness Center Coordinator
Barbara Jean Shaneman, LPN Health Educator