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Morgan Minority Male Health Project

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Welcome to the Morgan Minority Male Health Project (M3HP) webpage. The Morgan Minority Male Health Project (M3HP) is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among males of African, Latin, and Asian descent through a comprehensive program of research, education and service.

Affiliation with the National Minority Male Health Project

The M3HP is affiliated with the National Minority Male Health Project (NMMHP) consortium, which was funded through a collaborative agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. Morehouse College as the consortium’s administrative coordinating body. The consortium included five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Morehouse, Morgan State, Bowie State, Wilberforce, and Lincoln University) and one Hispanic-serving institution (University of Texas Pan America).

Community Partnerships

Through its community partnerships, the M3HP 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.

Staff Work and Description

Dr. Anita Hawkins has partnered with our community partners to implement a program called HisNAV—a health navigation intervention targeting uninsured African American men in Baltimore. She is the founding Director for the M3HP and she also served as the co-principal investigator for the National Male Minority Health Project.

Dr. Lawrence Brown is currently working with several organizations around Baltimore City to advance men’s health and increase access to health services. Through his work with Union Baptist Head Start and the Men and Family Center, he co-created another intervention called You’re the Quarterback: Gameplan for Life. He has also travelled to Honduras to explore the health care system there and is interested in how men engage in health systems in Central American and Caribbean nations. He is the project director for the M3HP.
NMMHP has created a network where community and campus partners distribute health education materials, provide health screening and services, and other health related needs to minority men, as well as women and children, in the Baltimore City Area.

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