HEALTH & WELLNESS
The 100’s health and wellness goals are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and give health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle.
At the national and local level, our organization and Chapter affiliates partner with corporations, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations to promote preventative health strategies and provide education on prevalent diseases that negatively impact African Americans. The 100, through its Health and Wellness Committee, works with other synergistic organizations to develop strategic partnerships to raise a collective voice to help increase awareness and provide health education to mitigate chronic conditions and diseases that plague the African American community.
Community Health Day
Our Annual Community Health Day is a community based effort established to increase awareness, detection (PSA Screenings), education and raise funds for research towards PROSTATE CANCER. The CHD also provides education and screenings in the areas of OBESITY, HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, BREAST CANCER, HEART DISEASE, MENTAL HEALTH, HIV/AIDS and STD’s to ensure we cover a range of key areas affecting all ages within our families. The Prostate Cancer & Survivors Run/Walk is one of the key activities for this family friendly day of self-awareness.
Annual Barber Shop Tour
The Barber Shop Program is a health initiative targeting high-risk populations providing them with free Blood Pressure Screenings, Prostate Cancer Awareness and HIV/AIDS Educations. The Program is a collaborative effort between The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis and St. Louis University - College for Public Health and Social Justice, University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Nursing, along with the St. Louis City Department of Health. The Barber Shop Tour visits more than 20 barber shops on Saturdays over a 2 month period. The goal is to inform 200-300 participants of how important it is to monitor their blood pressure, which can prevent heart attacks and strokes, along with the need for routine visits with their physician.
The Health and Wellness goals of the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis are to raise awareness, provide access to health care and health information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle. Through civic and corporate partnerships, the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis deliver health education programs and free health screening in hundreds of communities annually.