Meeting the health needs of African Nova Scotian men.
The Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative is designed to create culturally specific health clinics for African Nova Scotian men. Adapted from the successful Project Brotherhood in Chicago’s South Side, the initiative seeks to address health disparities often faced by males of African descent.
Research has shown that black men are at higher risk for some chronic conditions, and may face barriers to accessing health care because of issues like socio-economic status, racism or under-employment.
Project Brotherhood in Chicago found creative ways to engage and support African-American men to access health care. These strategies included free haircuts and meals at the weekly clinic, extended hours, help with transportation to and from the clinic and personalized care from doctors and health care workers of African descent.
The Nova Scotia Brotherhood Initiative is being developed by the Department of Health and Wellness in partnership with African Nova Scotian Affairs.
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