Overview

This project focuses on investigating biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors that contribute to African American men’s health, specifically, hypertension, which is a significant contributor to disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes such as myocardial infarction and stroke. We focus on younger African American men, in an effort to engage them at a critical period in their life course where interventions may have the most significant impact on improving health outcomes and thereby eliminating disparities. Findings will be used to develop interventions that will impact the prevention, detection, treatment, and control of hypertension among Black men by utilizing the infrastructure within faith-based organizations for large-scale dissemination.